Stranger Than Kindness (Hardcover)
A journey in images and words into the creative world of musician, storyteller, and cultural icon Nick Cave.
One of the world’s most celebrated artists, Nick Cave has enthralled and intrigued fans for more than four decades. With Stranger Than Kindness he reveals his innermost creative process as never before. Vibrant, evocative, and startlingly intimate, this remarkable volume peels back the layers of a unique artist, illuminating the inspiration that drives his work and exploring his many universes, both real and imagined.
Featuring full color reproductions of original artwork, handwritten lyrics, photographs, and collected personal artifacts, Stranger Than Kindness ponders the origins of our deepest influences—what shapes our lives and makes us who we are—and celebrates the curiosity and power of the creative spirit.
Nick Cave, the Australian-born lead singer of The Birthday Party, The Bad Seeds and Grinderman, has been performing music for more than 30 years and is recognized as one of the most gifted songwriters and performers of our time. He is the author of And the Ass Saw the Angel, his first novel, and a collection of his lyrics, King Ink. In addition to writing the screenplay and music for the film The Proposition, Cave has composed soundtracks for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and The Road, among others. He lives in Brighton, England.