So This Is Permanence: [The] Lyrics and Notebooks of Ian Curtis
Due out this week, a book So This Is Permanence: Lyrics and Notebooks by Ian Curtis (d. 18/05/80), former singer of brilliant seventies UK post-punk band Joy Division. Weighing in at 304 pages and published by Faber & Faber it features a foreword by his wife Deborah and a “substantial” introduction by Jon Savage. Interspersed with the lyrics are previously unpublished facsimile pages of Ian's notebooks, which throw his highly emotive lyrics into fascinating relief and cast light on the creative process of this singularly poetic songwriter. I also note that Annik Honoré, linked to Ian Curtis, died 3rd Jul 2014 after a serious illness. She was aged 56.
More information here. Pre-order / order here.
See also this BBC special on Joy Division (12 mins)