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Happy Like Murderers - Superb Damien Hirst Cover - Filmed As 'Appropriate Adult'

Burn, Gordon - VERY RARE SIGNED FIRST PRINTING

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ISBN 10: 0571195466 / ISBN 13: 9780571195466
Verlag: Faber London, 1998
Zustand: Very Good Hardcover
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Grotesque but brilliant study of Fred West and his even more repulsive wife. Between them they raped, tortured and murdered a still unknown number of people. It cannot avoid being a dreadful tale because of its subject, but it is also this very fine writer's best book. This copy has been read, and the pages are tanning because the publisher used poor quality paper, but this copy also has the supreme distinction of being signed on the title page. The stunning wraparound jacket, famously created by Damien Hirst, is protected. 'To Steve, with all best wishes, Gordon Burn' it says, and that makes this a RARE copy of a great book. With great interest newly awakened by the tremendous dramatisation on television, 'Appropriate Adult', with Dominic West and Emily Watson, this signed copy is now much sought after. Gordon Burn examined the contemporary obsession with celebrity in a series of books spanning three decades, including this extraordinary account of Fred and Rosemary West. He also wrote a Whitbread award-wininng novel which imagined an alternative life for the British singer Alma Cogan. His editor, commenting after Gordon Burn's early death, hailed Burn's work as "far ahead of the rest of the literary world", and lamented the loss of "one of the great literary innovators of these times. Gordon's subject of choice was often trauma, spectacle and dysfunction. He was drawn to the dark side of celebrity. His literature and impulse always represented to me an attempt to find comfort, meaning and compassion in the most appalling or baffling of events." A VERY RARE SIGNATURE, and a very brilliant book. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-2256811484

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Titel: Happy Like Murderers - Superb Damien Hirst ...

Verlag: Faber London

Erscheinungsdatum: 1998

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine

Signiert: Signed by Author(s)

Auflage: 1st Edition...

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An account of two people - Fred and Rose West - who lived together, raised (and killed) children, provided sexual services for anyone interested, and pretended to provide social services for single women.

About the Author:

Gordon Burn was born in Newcastle in 1948 and now lives in London. He is the author of the novels Alma Cogan (winner of the 1992 Whitbread First Novel Prize), Fullalove and The North of England Home Service (published in Spring 2003). He is also the author of the works of non-fiction, Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son (winner of a US Edgar Allan Poe award), Pocket Money and Happy Like Murderers. He wrote the text for Damien Hirst's book, I want to spend the rest of my life everywhere, with everyone, one to one, always, forever, now (1997), before their collaboration On the Way to Work (2001). In 1991 he was named columnist of the year in the Magazine Publishing Awards for his sports column in Esquire.

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