by Derek JarmanTo mark the 20th anniversary of Derek Jarman's death, Test Centre has produced a facsimile edition of his sole, early, extremely rare poetry book A Finger in the Fishes Mouth, originally published in 1972.
Heavily illustrated from Jarman's collection of postcards, the book combines text and visual imagery in a way which foreshadows his subsequent style as an artist and filmmaker. With the majority of the first edition having been destroyed by Jarman, this new edition makes available a missing, significant piece of his oeuvre.
The facsimile retains the book's original format, with a silver mirror cover, and an image accompanying each poem, printed in a striking green ink. Additional material comes in the form of a new Foreword and Afterwords by Sophie Mayer, Tony Peake and Keith Collins.
A Finger in the Fishes Mouth is the only book being published as part of Jarman 2014, a year-long season of events to celebrate Jarman's life and work. Limited to 700 copies.
|Title||A Finger in the Fishes Mouth|
|eBook format||Paperback, (torrent)|
|File size||7.1 Mb|
|Book rating||4.5 (5 votes)