The Sick Bag Song

The Sick Bag Song

by Nick Cave


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From the inimitable Nick Cave comes a mesmerizing exploration of love, inspiration, and memory that chronicles his 2014 twenty-two-city American tour with the Bad Seeds.

The Sick Bag Song began life scribbled on paper airlinesick bags during Cave’s 2014 tour. It soon grew into a restless full-length contemporary odyssey.

Spurred by encounters with modern-day North America, beset by longing and exhaustion, Cave teases out the significant moments, the people, the books, and the music that have influenced him. Drawing inspiration from Leonard Cohen, John Berryman, Patti Smith, Sharon Olds, folk ballads and ancient texts, The Sick Bag Song takes the form of a quest, turning over questions of creativity, loss, death, and romance. Both mythic and grounded in the now, it lies somewhere between The Waste Land and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. It is also a companion piece to the Sundance award-winning feature documentary 20,000 Days on Earth.

This beautifully packaged hardcover will be a centerpiece for any fan's library, as well as a poetic introduction for the uninitiated to the limitless imaginative universe of this living legend.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544814653
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 10/25/2016
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 455,041
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

The lead singer of the Birthday Party, the Bad Seeds, and Grinderman, NICK CAVE has been performing music for more than thirty years. He is the author of two novels, And the Ass Saw the Angel and the international bestseller The Death of Bunny Munro.

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