Touching From a Distance
Revered by his peers and idolized by his fans, Ian Curtis left behind a legacy rich in artistic genius. Mesmerizing on stage but introverted and prone to desperate mood swings in his private life, Curtis died by his own hand on 18 May 1980.
Touching from a Distance documents how, with a wife, child and impending international fame, Curtis was seduced by the glory of an early grave. Regarded as the essential book on the essential icon of the post-punk era, Touching from a Distance includes a full set of Curtis's lyrics and a discography and gig list.
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Review: Touching from a Distance: Ian Curtis and Joy DivisionUser Review - Dierregi - Goodreads
I bought the book after having watched the movie "Control", which I enjoyed. However, I was surprised to learn that such a dispassionate movie was based on the biography written by Ian Curtis's widow ... Read full review
Review: Touching from a Distance: Ian Curtis and Joy DivisionUser Review - HA Mims - Goodreads
I've always been a huge fan of Joy Division, and this was a well-written and straightforward account of Ian's life. The book was quite a bit shorter than I was expecting – half of it is comprised of lyrics and discography. But well worth the read either way. Read full review