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Pere Ubu, The Scrapbook 1975-1982
by Communex

Published by Ubu Projex/Hearpen.
Paperback, A4 size, 158 pages.

Release Notes

'Pere Ubu, The Scrapbook 1975-1982' is is a richly illustrated collection of anecdotes, photos and ephemera compiled by Kiersty Boon, aka Communex, Pere Ubu's manager.

The book was designed by Kiersty Boon.
Cover design by John Thompson.

Press Quotes

Greil Marcus, Double Trouble (Faber And Faber, 2000), pgs. 167-168.
Thomas' gnostic argument - that art exists to at once reveal secrets and to preserve them - makes sense of a particularly American - or modern - form of storytelling. In a big, multifaceted democracy, you're supposed to be able to communicate directly with everyone, yet many despair of being understood by anyone at all... Out of this comes an American language that means to tell a story no one can turn away from. But this language - identified by D. H. Lawrence in 1923, in Studies in Classic American Literature, as the true modernist voice, the voice of Hawthorne, Poe, Melville - is cryptic before it is anything else. It is all hints and warnings, and the warnings are disguised as non sequiturs. The secret is told, but nonetheless hidden, in the musings, babblings, or tall tales of people who seem too odd to be like you or me, like us - like the author who puts his or her name to the story, insisting that he made it all up, that she just did it for the money.