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Gig Simon Armitage

Gig By Simon Armitage

Gig by Simon Armitage


£4.79
New RRP £16.99
Condition - Very Good
5 in stock

Summary

Presents a life where music and poetry have been core. This book tells about a place, the village of Marsden in west Yorkshire, which have: Joy Division, the Smiths and The Fall to the west, the Comsat Angels and Pulp to the south, Andrew Marvell and Larkin way out east, Ted Hughes and Plath just to the north.

Gig Summary

Gig: The Life and Times of a Rock-star Fantasist by Simon Armitage

From punk to mod to New Romantic, and eventually to acclaimed poet, Simon Armitage writes about a life where music and poetry have been core. And about a place, the village of Marsden in west Yorkshire, where he can stand and look out across a huge circumference of inspiration and influence: Joy Division, the Smiths and The Fall to the west, the Comsat Angels and Pulp to the south, Andrew Marvell and Larkin way out east, Ted Hughes and Plath just to the north. Gig is a warm, vivid, wonderful book about music, poetry, family and ... always ... the North.

Gig Reviews

I suspect that promoters of literary events ... nurse a secret desire to be organizing Glastonbury rather than the Ledbury Poetry Festival, or chopping out cocaine on a mirror rather than filling a Tupperware bowl with mini-cheddars, or introducing David Bowie at Wembley Arena rather than Simon Armitage in Marsden Church Hall. Because invariably ... they refer to the contemporay poetry reading as a 'gig'.
I suspect that promoters of literary events ... nurse a secret desire to be organizing Glastonbury rather than the Ledbury Poetry Festival, or chopping out cocaine on a mirror rather than filling a Tupperware bowl with mini-cheddars, or introducing David Bowie at Wembley Arena rather than Simon Armitage in Marsden Church Hall. Because invariably ... they refer to the contemporay poetry reading as a 'gig'.

About Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage was born in West Yorkshire in 1963, and continues to live near Huddersfield. He is one of the leading writers of his generation. He has won the Sunday Times author of the year, the Forward Prize, a Lannan Award, and an Ivor Novello Award for his song lyrics in the Channel 4 film, Feltham Sings.

Additional information

GOR001800362
9780670915804
0670915807
Gig: The Life and Times of a Rock-star Fantasist by Simon Armitage
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
20080403
320
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - Gig