Known for his work as a performer and songwriter with the Birthday Party, the Bad Seeds and Grinderman, Australian artist Nick Cave has also pursued a variety of other projects, including writing and acting. Covering the full range of Caves creative endeavors, this collection of critical essays provides a comprehensive overview of his multifaceted career.
The contributors, who hail from an array of disciplines, consider Caves work from many different angles, drawing on historical, psychological, pedagogical, and generic perspectives. Illuminating the remarkable scope of Caves achievements, they explore his career as a composer of film scores, scriptwriter, and performer, most strikingly inGhosts of the Civil Dead; his work in theater; and his literary output, which includes the novelsAnd the Ass Saw the Angel and The Death of Bunny Munro, as well as two collections of prose. Together, the resulting essays provide a lucid overview of Nick Caves work that will orient students and fans while offering fresh insights sure to deepen even expert perspectives.