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So This Is Permanence, edited by Jon Savage with a foreword by Deborah Curtis, presents the intensely personal writings of one of the most enigmatic and influential songwriters and performers of the late twentieth century, Joy Division’s Ian Curtis.

The songs of Joy Division, infused with the energy of punk but seeped in a resigned longing, were born of Manchester in the late seventies – a once flourishing industrial city in decline. They were the songs too of Ian Curtis’s inner tragedies, as he battled depression, epilepsy and debilitating stage fright. Ian Curtis committed suicide in 1980, on the eve of the band’s first American tour. Interspersed with the lyrics are previously unpublished facsimile pages of Ian’s notebooks, which throw his highly emotive lyrics into fascinating relief and cast light on the creative process of this singularly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.

Faber Social is proud to announce the publication of this stunning book in a limited edition of 200 copies, signed by Deborah Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Jon Savage and Bernard Sumner. Buy the limited edition on the main Faber & Faber website.

Please note that this limited edition is now SOLD OUT.

– 200 copies for sale at £200 available to buy on the Faber & Faber website
– 304pp as per standard edition, plus tipped-in signed numbered limitation page
– Book to be full-bound in pale grey cloth, title blocked on front and spine in grey foil
– Head and tailbands, coloured endpapers
– Inside front of  case to have paper envelope attached, containing exclusive high-quality  print reproduction of ‘She’s Lost Control’ lyrics as per notebooks, also  to be signed and numbered
– Black cloth-covered covered slipcase, grey foil on front only


This October we bring you a special extra edition of Faber Social. A rare opportunity to hear the Nigerian-American writer, photographer and art historian, Teju Cole, in conversation with Richard T. Kelly, biographer of Sean Penn.

‘Teju Cole is one of a talented new generation of global writers, at home in the world.’ Hari Kunzru | | |

The Ace Hotel, 100 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JQ
Doors 7pm | Tickets £10 in advance

Eventbrite - Faber Social Presents Teju Cole

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Featuring a very special, yet secret music performance. We can’t say much, but if you think about Domino Records you’re heading in the right direction. For the first time the Faber New Poets 2013-2014 offering up an exclusive preview of their new poetry pamphlets, out in October. The poets are Rachael Allen, Will Burns, Zaffar Kunial and Declan Ryan. Nick Hayes joins us to discuss his new graphic novel Woody Guthrie: And The Dust Bowl Ballads (Jonathan Cape, September 25). Finally Marcus O’Dair joins us to offer an early preview of his new biography of Robert Wyatt, entitled Different Everytime (Serpent’s Tail, October 30).

Monday 1 September 2014
The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, London W1W 7JD
Doors 7pm | Tickets £6 in advance / £8 on the door | @FaberSocial | | @theQuietus

Eventbrite - Faber Social Presents Words and Music