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Another Tear Falls: a study of Scott Walker Paperback – 21 Oct 1998


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  • Paperback: 158 pages
  • Publisher: Creation Books (21 Oct. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1871592755
  • ISBN-13: 978-1871592757
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 17.8 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 793,562 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jeremy Reed is a Jersey-born writer, poet and prose stylist. Reed has published 50 major works in 25 years. He has written more than two dozen books of poetry, 12 novels, and volumes of literary and music criticism. He has also published translations of Montale, Cocteau, Nasrallah, Adonis, Bogary and Hölderlin. His own work has been translated abroad in numerous editions and more than a dozen languages. He has received awards from the National Poetry, Somerset Maugham, Eric Gregory, Ingram Merrill, and Royal Literary Funds. He has also won the Poetry Society's European Translation Prize.

Reed began publishing poems in magazines and small publications in the 1970s. His influences include Rimbaud, Artaud, Jean Genet, J.G. Ballard, David Bowie and Iain Sinclair. Reed has a long history of publication with both Creation Books and Peter Owen, however his Selected Poems is published by Penguin Books. His recent art criticism appears in Cornermag: 'Gareth Lloyd Leaving the 20th Century'. His latest novel to be published is The Grid.

He has collaborated with the musician Itchy Ear. They perform live under the name Ginger Light.

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Jeremy Reed evokes perfectly the mood of Scott Walker's distinctive music and lyrics. -- Fringecore

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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 Mar. 2002
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Will you be any more enlightened about Scott Walker after persevering with this turgid tome? Unlikely, but you'll have ploughed your way through page after page of Jeremy Reed's interpretation of Engel's lyrics, inner-most thoughts and motivation.
Is any of this based on fact? No, not only has Reed not had any contact with the subject of this book, but it appears he has been hard-pressed to find anyone who was ever close to Walker and would speak to him. The result is a book that is rehash of information and old interview material already in the public domain, pawed over by Reed and regurgitated with lashings of heavy-handed amateur psychology.
At times you wonder just who the book is about - there's a lot of space devoted to Marc Almond, who at least has some tenuous connection to Walker in his much publicised admiration of the artist's work. Less clear is how Isidore Ducasse, the self-styled Comte de Lautreamont, gets into the act quite so frequently. This is apparently on the basis of him adopting another persona and his enigmatic lifestyle, just like Engel/Walker - geddit? Oh, and just coincidentally, Reed has also written books on both Almond and Lautreamont. Just keep rehashing your old work - shoe-horning it into anything else you write!
There are lots of clumsy analogies about the state of Walker's psyche and the weather, "rain is like a halo to the depressed" etc etc. The writer insists on ending every chapter of this mercifully short book with a little overview of the day of the week, the state of the weather, his location 'I'm sitting in a cafe', conjecturing that Walker is out there somewhere in London,alone and anonymous.
There's a lot of that - is he in a supermarket, the off-licence, at the movies, riding his bike between Bayswater and Chiswick?
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By "pavano" on 13 July 2004
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The first reviewer has spared me the tedium of critically dismantling this terrible book. I am glad that I bought it at a low price in a sale. There is one reason I haven't binned it: the photos.
The writing is simply abysmal; an astonishing exercise in pseudo-intellectual and "luvvie" purple prose. It is occasionally very funny (unintentionallly so) in its vacuous style.
I am glad that another reviewer mentioned another title that allegedly does justice to the subject. If it wasn't such a dreary task, I would like to find some of the howlers that should serve as an immediate deterrent.
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oh dear. I'm a huge Scott fan too as is Jeremy Reed. Jeremy likes to speculate and wonder about Scott as we all do. Is he riding his bike right now? Is he at Tescos? I don't know and neither does Jeremy. Not much point reading this. Join facebook and post about Scott there instead.
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By recluse on 2 Dec. 2000
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Please note this is not a book about Scott's biography. if you are looking for a biographical sketch of Scott and the Walkers, go for "A deep shades of blue", which is rich in historical details mainly based on interviews with those happened to be around Scott (but not with Scott). This book is rather an attempt of the author to elaborate on the ordinary happenings of a certain imaginary week by drawing on some of the selected songs, mainly lyrics, of Scott. A unique experince for those lovers of critic on poetry.
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By esstock on 16 Jun. 2013
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Found this book very interesting - loved the in-depth look at Scott's songs. Wouls recommend it to Scott Walker fans
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