Touching From a Distance

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Faber & Faber, Nov 25, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
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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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Great insight, well written, very good - Goodreads
Wonderful insight into a great and tragic artist. - Goodreads
A good read and a great insight to there relationship - Goodreads
Great Insight in the live of an icon ! - Goodreads
An amazing insight into one of musics great frontmen. - Goodreads
It's my reference manual when I listen to Joy Division. - Goodreads

Review: Touching from a Distance: Ian Curtis and Joy Division

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Ian Curtis is one of my heroes. I had to read this book, because of this fact. If I can I want to know everything about him. I especially loved this book, because there is no bullshit added to the ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Deborah Curtis is the author of Touching from a Distance, her memoir of Ian Curtis, lead singer of Joy Division.

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