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Title The Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness
Author Graham Caveney
Publisher Picador
Release 2018-05-03
Category
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781509830688
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Sunday Times Book of the Year'Passionate and courageous, insightful and humane, funny and moving, this is a wonderful book' David Nicholls, author of One DayGraham Caveney was born in 1964 in Accrington: a town in the north of England, formerly known for its cotton mills, now mainly for its football team. Armed with his generic Northern accent and a record collection including the likes of the Buzzcocks and Joy Division, Caveney spent a portion of his youth pretending he was from Manchester. That is, until confronted by someone from Manchester (or anyone who had been to Manchester or anyone who knew anything at all about Manchester) at which point he would give up and admit the truth. In The Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness, Caveney describes growing up as a member of the 'Respectable Working Class'. From aspiring altar boy to Kafka-quoting adolescent, his is the story of a teenage boy's obsession with music, a love affair with books, and how he eventually used them to plot his way out of his home town. But this is also a story of abuse.For his parents, education was a golden ticket: a way for their son to go to university, to do better than they did, but for Graham, this awakening came with a very significant condition attached. For years Graham's headteacher, a Catholic priest, was his greatest mentor, but he was also his abuser. As an adult, Graham Caveney is still struggling to understand what happened to him, and he writes about the experience - all of it - and its painful aftermath with a raw, unflinching honesty. By turns, angry, despairing, insightful, always acutely written and often shockingly funny, The Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness is an astonishing memoir, startling in its originality.

Title The Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness
Author Graham Caveney
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Release 2019-03-01
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781501165986
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An enthralling, emotional memoir that recounts the ups and downs of coming-of-age, set against the music and literature of the 1970s. Raised in a small town in the north of England known primarily for its cotton mills, football team, and its deep roots in the “Respectable Working Class,” Graham Caveney armed himself against the confusing nature of adolescence with a thick accent, a copy of Kafka, and a record collection including the likes of the Buzzcocks and Joy Division. All three provided him the opportunity to escape, even if just in mind, beyond his small-town borders. But, when those passions are noticed and preyed upon by a mentor, everything changes. Now, as an adult, Caveney attempts to reconcile his past and present, coming to grips with both the challenges and wonder of adolescence, music, and literature. By turns angry, despairing, beautifully written, shockingly funny, and ultimately redemptive, The Boy with Perpetual Nervousness is a tribute to the power of the arts—and a startling, original memoir that “feels as if it had to be written, and demands to be read” (The Guardian UK).

Title The Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness
Author Graham Caveney
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Release 2017-08-24
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages
ISBN 1509830693
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A Sunday Times Book of the Year 'Passionate and courageous, insightful and humane, funny and moving, this is a wonderful book' David Nicholls, author of One Day Graham Caveney was born in 1964 in Accrington: a town in the north of England, formerly known for its cotton mills, now mainly for its football team. Armed with his generic Northern accent and a record collection including the likes of the Buzzcocks and Joy Division, Caveney spent a portion of his youth pretending he was from Manchester. That is, until confronted by someone from Manchester (or anyone who had been to Manchester or anyone who knew anything at all about Manchester) at which point he would give up and admit the truth. In The Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness, Caveney describes growing up as a member of the 'Respectable Working Class'. From aspiring altar boy to Kafka-quoting adolescent, his is the story of a teenage boy's obsession with music, a love affair with books, and how he eventually used them to plot his way out of his home town. But this is also a story of abuse. For his parents, education was a golden ticket: a way for their son to go to university, to do better than they did, but for Graham, this awakening came with a very significant condition attached. For years Graham's headteacher, a Catholic priest, was his greatest mentor, but he was also his abuser. As an adult, Graham Caveney is still struggling to understand what happened to him, and he writes about the experience - all of it - and its painful aftermath with a raw, unflinching honesty. By turns, angry, despairing, insightful, always acutely written and often shockingly funny, The Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness is an astonishing memoir, startling in its originality.

Theft is Vision by Bob Nickas

Title Theft is Vision
Author Bob Nickas
Publisher Jrp Ringier Kunstverlag Ag
Release 2008
Category Art
Total Pages 265
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Gathering essays and interviews from 1995 to today, this book offers both an insight into Nickas' vision of contemporary art and a portrait of the American art scene over the last few decades."--Page 4 of cover.

Title The New Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock Roll
Author Patricia Romanowski Bashe
Publisher Touchstone
Release 1995
Category Music
Total Pages 1120
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Selected by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as its official source of information, this authoritative volume, first published in 1983, once again tops the charts with its full coverage of every aspect of the rock scene. Accompanying the more than 2,200 performer profiles are essays that reveal the artists' musical influences, first breaks, hits and misses, and more.

Kaleidoscope Eyes by Jim DeRogatis

Title Kaleidoscope Eyes
Author Jim DeRogatis
Publisher
Release 1996
Category Psychedelic rock music
Total Pages 275
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Letter to the Past by George Woodcock

Title Letter to the Past
Author George Woodcock
Publisher
Release 1982
Category Anarchists
Total Pages 329
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Conrad Argosy by Joseph Conrad

Title A Conrad Argosy
Author Joseph Conrad
Publisher
Release 1942
Category
Total Pages 713
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Bentley s Miscellany by Charles Dickens

Title Bentley s Miscellany
Author Charles Dickens
Publisher
Release 1851
Category Literature
Total Pages
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Rolling Stone Album Guide by Anthony DeCurtis

Title The Rolling Stone Album Guide
Author Anthony DeCurtis
Publisher Random House Incorporated
Release 1992
Category Music
Total Pages 838
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Rates and reviews thousands of rock, pop, soul, rap, country, jazz, blues, folk, and gospel recordings

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