Derek Jarman: A Biography (Paperback)

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Derek Jarman: A Biography (Paperback)

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England’s most controversial filmmaker and director, Derek Jarman was also a gifted writer, artist, gardener, designer, and an outspoken AIDS and queer rights activist. Jarman’s story stretches from his childhood in postwar Britain to art school days at the Slade School of Art and the making of many acclaimed films, including Sebastiane, Jubilee, Caravaggio, and Blue.
A chronicle of sexual fear and repression, the devastation of disease, and inimitable courage and grace, Derek Jarman: A Biography is an honest and brilliant tribute to the uncompromising life and art of Derek Jarman.
Tony Peake is the author of two novels and also a writer of short stories. He was a friend to Derek Jarman and continues to serve as literary agent for his estate. For more information, visit http://www.tonypeake.com.
Product Details ISBN: 9780816674329
ISBN-10: 0816674329
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press
Publication Date: March 31st, 2011
Pages: 624
Language: English
"That Jarman lived and died on the cutting edge of contemporary culture is central to the thesis of Tony Peake’s monumentally well researched and fittingly respectful biography of this multifaceted personality. Peake . . . is his subject’s perfect biographer." —The Times (London)

"Outstanding . . . the thoroughgoing life story that this experimental director and gay rights crusader deserves." —Financial Times

"This is a superbly written biography, both evocative and gritty, as much a social history of postwar Britain as a life of an artist." —Irish Independent