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Clive Barker: The Dark Fantastic: The Authorized Biography Douglas E. Winter

Clive Barker: The Dark Fantastic: The Authorized Biography

Douglas E. Winter

Published July 23rd 2002
ISBN : 9780066213927
Hardcover
688 pages
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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 andMoreClive 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. Winters detailed and highly literate biography, made possible by unprecedented access to Barker and his closest friends and family, offers readers a privileged insight into Barkers 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revealing and personal journey into Barkers life is a grand tour through all of his fiction and film, from his earliest unpublished work -- including the short story The Wood on the Hill, which is published here for the first time -- up to his most recent novel, Coldheart Canyon and beyond,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 centurys most phenomenal imaginations, and the vision to lead us on many strange and fabulous journeys in the years ahead.