Ghost Town: A Liverpool Shadowplay Jeff Young
Publication year: 2020
Publisher: Toller Fratrum Little Toller Books
Jeff Young takes readers on a journey through the haunted Liverpool of his childhood and how these arcades, tenements and oyster bars featured in his journey from schoolboy truant to modernism-inclined artist, at odds with how developers have curtailed the magic of the city as a space. |b Liverpool is a city of ghosts. Through the centuries, millions have lived here or come to find a new life, and found safe harbor. More than any other city in Britain its history resonates in the buildings, landscape and stories that have seeped into the lives of its inhabitants. In Ghost Town, Jeff Young takes us on a journey through the Liverpool of his childhood - down back alleys, through arcades, into vanished tenements and oyster bars, strip-tease pubs and theatres. We watch as he turns from schoolboy truant into an artist obsessed with Kafka, Terence Davies and The Fall. Along the way he conjures ghosts and puts hexes on the developers who've ruined the city of his dreams.
176 pages 23 cm
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