May 28th 2014 produced while artist in residence of his famously scattered Berlin garret during his self-imposed exile of the early 1980s. I was really sad when the first section ended, but also relieved - it was tearing my heart out. He sits alongside his younger self, looking over his (own) shoulder and reconnecting with his inspirations. But then the book shifts gear, just as you have learnt to adjust your stride. Buy this book. Stranger Than Kindness. Stranger Than Kindness Nick Cave. He has cast his net wide across a sea of influence to become one of the world’s most iconic musicians. The second part consists of a conspiracy theory thriller as the people meet up again. Those encouraging him to step up and take his place alongside them, casting his own shadow in various fields. A journey in images and words into the creative world of Nick Cave. This highly collectible book contains images selected by Cave from ‘Stranger Than Kindness: The Nick Cave Exhibition’, presented by the Royal Danish Library in partnership with Arts Centre Melbourne. Stranger Than Kindness is a journey in images and words into the creative world of musician, storyteller and cultural icon Nick Cave. Jo Brand. We get a glimpse into the mental humus that sits behind Cave’s brooding presence, giving birth to his persona and appearing through his songs. What - if anything - separates the patient from the carer? This highly collectible book contains images selected by Cave from 'Stranger Than Kindness: The Nick Cave Exhibition', presented by the Royal Danish Library in partnership with Arts Centre Melbourne. Cave’s example suggests you can hold a vision of love, lust and necessary sin without becoming a moral bigot. STRANGER THAN KINDNESS is funny, poignant, intelligent and compelling.I believe books are like stepping into little alternative worlds floating in your mind and this world was one I wanted to stay in much longer.' A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Stranger Than Kindness is a journey in images and words into the creative world of musician, storyteller and cultural icon Nick Cave. Cart All. I enjoyed the first section - 1989, set in one of the big old psychiatric institutions just as they are being closed down and patients moved out into 'care in the community'. It is 1989 and Community Care is about to reboot the industry of psychiatry. The book goes to great lengths to explore the greater depths of Cave’s engagement with religion, an aspect that informs his personal and creative thinking and so often lacking from many other musicians, excepting perhaps Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash. But then when the story moves to the present it morphs into a fairly weak conspiracy theory that was neither social comment nor political thriller. Amazon.in - Buy Stranger Than Kindness book online at best prices in India on Amazon.in. The first Mark Radcliffe book I have read and I will now definitely read more of his work off the back of this. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Best Sellers Today's Deals Electronics Gift Ideas Customer Service Books New Releases Home Computers Gift Cards Coupons Sell All Books Children's Books School Books History Fiction Travel & Holiday Arts & Photography Mystery & Suspense Business & Investing Jo Brand. Hello Select your address All Hello, Sign in. A really rather good book. This highly collectible book contains images selected by Cave from 'Stranger Than Kindness: The Nick Cave Exhibition', presented by the Royal Danish Library in partnership with Arts Centre Melbourne. But redemption, like magic, can come from the strangest of places. These and a series of personal evolutions and challenges keep your attention till the last page, and then beyond. She offers a unique critical view of Cave’s perception of Jesus as an almost Nietzschean superman, a better way of living through continual striving, without the need to be proven morally right or wrong. To see what your friends thought of this book, There is an engaging pace to this story that at first summons you innocently by whispering gently as you read the first few chapters. The book is that rare kind of project that wouldn’t work for many musicians except someone as mercurial as Cave. Cave’s notation that accompanies much of the gathered artefacts enriches the imagery on display. If you want to know more about our chocolate chips, please visit our Privacy Policy page. Stranger Than Kindness is a journey in images and words into the creative world of musician, storyteller and cultural icon Nick Cave. I found the second section a little harder to get through, but it kept me hooked nonetheless. Radcliffe touches on some interesting issues regarding disability and mental health, and the way they are treated. Stranger Than Kindness is a journey in images and words into the creative world of musician, storyteller and cultural icon Nick Cave.. Be the first to ask a question about Stranger Than Kindness. This is a British context story and a story of two halves. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published The insightful and searching essay from Dancer Steinke that opens the book gives a deep and bracing account of Cave’s spiritual struggle, placing it in the context of an attitude to life and day to day questions of faith that his music often implies without forcing it. Many years later Adam has got used to the quiet life when his past finds him. The psychiatric ward setting is disturbing, although I suspect, very realistic for the time. 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