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billy childish • the uncorrected • definitive selection • woodcuts by bill hamper

Billy Childish - The Uncorrected - Tangerine Press
  • Two editions: trade paperback & 50 numbered copies

TO BE PUBLISHED JUNE 2018

"...the individuality of Childish will shock and abuse the reader."
— taken from Dr Umber's lively introduction.

"Critics want you to get in your box and shut up. That’s why they don’t like it that I’m a writer, musician and painter. That’s totally unacceptable to their small minds."
— Billy Childish

Drawn from over 70 collections of poetry, The Uncorrected Billy Childish was first published in 2009 as a ‘Penguin Art Edition’ by L-13 Light Industrial Workshop, in tandem with handbound, limited editions by Tangerine Press. Penguin’s lawyers intervened, insisting that all paperbacks were destroyed, resulting in an infamous book burning event in central London in 2010. The limited editions are long out-of-print and swapping hands for large sums on the collectors’ market. Unusually for Mr Childish, The Uncorrected... has been broken down into themed sections (Love & Sex; Abuse & Forgiveness; Emotional Secretions, etc).

Includes black & white woodcut illustrations by Bill Hamper.

Fully updated, revised with previously unpublished new poems.

Chosen with an introduction by Dr Albirt Umber.

SPECIAL PRICE FOR THE NUMBERED/SIGNED/ART EDITION!
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INCLUDES GIFT READING COPY OF THE PAPERBACK

AVAILABLE IN TWO EDITIONS:

Paperback £12

Numbered/signed/art £***

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First printing

£12 plus shipping

192 pages. Format approx. 7"/170mm wide x 10"/240mm tall. Acid-free white card covers and text paper; full colour title page; acid-free endpapers. Printed & bound in England. ISBN: 978-1-910691-09-0

Black & white reproductions of woodcuts by Bill Hamper

50 Numbered/signed/artwork copies

£*** plus shipping

192 pages. Handbound at the Tangerine workshop with cloth-covered acid-free boards, conservation glue and hemp cord; foil embossed front cover artwork; full colour title page; acid-free text paper and endpapers. ISBN: 978-1-910691-28-1

Black & white reproductions of woodcuts by Bill Hamper.

Specially commissioned 2-colour woodcut print only in this edition.

Details tbc

Includes a gift reading copy of the first print paperback.

Signed by the author.

FORTHCOMING…


SOME OTHER COMMENTS ON MR CHILDISH'S POETRY:

"A seething, dyslexic, better looking Bukowski."
Guardian

Billy Childish was born in Chatham, Kent in 1959. After leaving secondary school at sixteen, he worked at Chatham Dockyard as an apprentice stonemason. Initially denied an interview for the local art school, during six months of employment at the dockyard he produced hundreds of drawings that gained him entry to St Martin’s School of Art. Mr Childish’s defiance to authority and his insistence on integrity and personal style above the formalities of educational requirement led to his eventual expulsion from art school in 1981.

Mr Childish then embarked on an artistic, literary and musical odyssey exploring a broad range of worldly themes including war, history, social protest and religious philosophy, as well as his own experience of alcoholism and the sexual abuse he suffered as a child. With over forty years of continual creative activity, Mr Childish has gained a cult status worldwide; he has written and published five novels and over seventy volumes of confessional poetry, recorded over 125 albums, and has received international critical acclaim for his work as a painter.

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