Sunday 29 July 2007

Nick Cave - 'craftsman'

English writer Will Self reviews a new book by Australian singer Nick Cave, finding 'craftsman' as the ultimate accolade:

Cave, as a poetic craftsman, provides all the enjambment, ellipsis and onomatopoeia that anyone could wish for. A word on eroticism and the dreadful dolour of knowing not only that all passion is spent - but also that you're overdrawn. If Cave were to be typified as a lyricist of blood, guts and angst, it would be a grave mistake. He stands as one of the great writers on love of our era.

Will Self  'Dark matter'

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