Clive Barker: The Dark Fantastic: The Authorized Biography

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9780066213927: Clive Barker: The Dark Fantastic: The Authorized Biography

The long-awaited authorized biography of the man who created The Books of Blood and Weaveworld.

Barker: a contemporary myth-maker, explorer of our darkest instincts and ultimate fears – the writer who, more than any other contemporary figure, has shaped our nightmares through diverse media. Novelist, playwright, scriptwriter and director he is a master at twisting the mundane to make it fantastic and frightening.

In a detailed biography, enabled through unprecedented access to Barker and his closest friends and family, Douglas Winter reveals at last what haunts the man who haunts us all.

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“Absorbing and meticulous, this thorough accounting of Clive Barker as a man of boundless imagination is a work of solid scholarship and a complete portrait of a still-young, still-evolving artist who has accomplished much”
Washington Times

“Weaves literary analysis and biography to paint a compelling portrait of a restless writer, director, producer and actor”
Variety

“Reading and completing The Dark Fantastic, I felt transformed. Don’t hesitate to open this physically and metaphysically huge book and enjoy every word of it. You will emerge liberated and ready to discover new worlds of your own”
Nova Express

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Barker: a contemporary myth-maker, explorer of our darkest instincts and ultimate fears – the writer who, more than any other contemporary figure, has shaped our nightmares through diverse media. Novelist, playwright, scriptwriter and director he is a master at twisting the mundane to make it fantastic and frightening.

In a detailed biography, enabled through unprecedented access to Barker and his closest friends and family, Douglas Winter reveals at last what haunts the man who haunts us all.

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Book Description Harper, 2002. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Clive Barker: a modern myth-maker, explorer of our darkest instincts and ultimate fears, the writer who -- more than any other contemporary figure -- has shaped our nightmares through diverse media. Novelist, playwright, scriptwriter, artist and director, he is a master at twisting the mundane to make it fantastic, frightening and ultimately meaningful. Douglas E. Winter's detailed and highly literate biography, made possible by unprecedented access to Barker and his closest friends and family, offers readers a privileged insight into Barker's own story: his Liverpool childhood and adolescence; his forays into the world of theatre, mime and direction; his meteoric rise to fame as the author of the Books of Blood and Weaveworld, and the director of Hellraiser; his move to Hollywood to pursue a film career and his growth as an artist in many different media, which has taken him from theatre -- the first form of human expression -- into the digital age. Interwoven with this revealing and personal journey into Barker's life is a grand tour through all of his fiction and film, from his earliest unpublished work -- including the short story "The Wood on the Hill," which is published here for the first time -- up to his most recent novel, Coldheart Canyon and beyond, giving a tantalising glimpse of things to come. Clive Barker: The Dark Fantastic unlocks the beating heart of a polymath, a creator, a true artist, and reveals at last a man with one of the twentieth century's most phenomenal imaginations, and the vision to lead us on many strange and fabulous journeys in the years ahead. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0066213924

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