Derek Jarman: A Biography by Tony PeakeDerek Jarman: A Biography by Tony Peake

Derek Jarman: A Biography

byTony Peake

Paperback | March 31, 2011

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England’s most controversial filmmaker and director, Derek Jarman was also a gifted writer, artist, gardener, designer, and an outspoken AIDS and queer rights activist. Jarman’s story stretches from his childhood in postwar Britain to art school days at the Slade School of Art and the making of many acclaimed films, including Sebastiane, Jubilee, Caravaggio, and Blue.

A chronicle of sexual fear and repression, the devastation of disease, and inimitable courage and grace, Derek Jarman: A Biography is an honest and brilliant tribute to the uncompromising life and art of Derek Jarman.
Tony Peake is the author of two novels and also a writer of short stories. He was a friend to Derek Jarman and continues to serve as literary agent for his estate. For more information, visit
Title:Derek Jarman: A BiographyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:624 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.5 inPublished:March 31, 2011Publisher:University Of Minnesota PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0816674329

ISBN - 13:9780816674329


Table of Contents

1. Family Mythology
2. Beautiful Flowers and How to Grow Them
3. Buried Feelings
4. School House and Manor House
5. Pakistan
6. A Subtle Terror Rules
7. Every Man is a Special Kind of Artist
8. Metroland Student
9. If You’re Anxious for to Shine
10. Meeting Mr. Wright
11. The Billboard Promised Land
12. Becoming Derek
13. Father Figures
14. Swinging Decayed
15. This Month in Vogue
16. The Devils
17. Oasis at Bankside
18. Movietown
19. Butler’s Wharf and Beyond
20. Features
21. Jubilee
22. Stormy Weather
23. Montage Years
24. Angelic and Other Conversations
25. The Last of England
26. A Fifth Continent
27. Sod ’Em
28. I Walk in this Garden
29. Blue Prints
30. Do Not Go Gentle
List of Works
Select Bibliography

Editorial Reviews

"This is a superbly written biography, both evocative and gritty, as much a social history of postwar Britain as a life of an artist." —Irish Independent