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The author of the book: Lloyd Robson
Edition: Parthian Books
Date of issue: June 1st 2008
ISBN 13: 9781905762132
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 34.89 MB
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Robert Mitchum – aka ‘Mr Bad Taste’, ‘Trouble Himself’, ‘The Man with the Immoral Face’, ‘Daddy Bad’ – was the original Hollywood bad-boy and one of the greatest screen actors of the twentieth century. But his pre-fame life is cloaked in mystery, the truth hidden within conflicting tales of time spent as a Depression-era hobo, prizefighter, escaped felon – and secret poet.
Lloyd Robson trailed the Eastern Seaboard in search of Mitchum, his poetry, America, a surrogate father, and how to be a man. Oh Dad! is the result – a boozy, drugfuelled attempt to define masculinity in the modern age and to match the standards set by the ultimate man and the personification of Film Noir, Robert Mitchum.
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Read information about the authorPoet, novelist, broadcaster, workshop tutor, freelance book designer/typesetter; International Projects Editor, Parthian (Wales); Contributing Editor, Rattapallax (USA). Awards and grants received include a Society of Authors/John Masefield Trust writer’s award; a Welsh Assembly Govt Commission for New Welsh Writing; Arts Council of Wales Buying Time and Published Writer’s Bursaries; Arts Council of Wales Visual Artist and Design Fund grants.
Lloyd often works abroad and in recent years has worked in Australia, mainland Europe, India, Japan, Sierra Leone, USA, and Zimbabwe. He divides his time between Cardiff and New York and leads a creative writing project in Sömmerda, Germany, every July. Employers include Academi, British Council, Wales Arts International, Welsh Assembly Govt. Previous positions include Writer-in-Residence, University of Wales School of Art, Media & Design, Caerleon. He has written commissioned documentary scripts for BBC Wales TV and BBC Radio Four.
Whether penning crash poems, keeping an amphetamine diary or nailing down a bit of psychogeographic prose lloyd robson imbues his work with a wit and vigour that sets him apart from cosier contemporaries. By mixing typographical experimentation with an urban aesthetic he has managed to capture some of the manic flux of city life, revealing it in all its seedy glory. But it's not all chips, draw and the delights of the 24 hour garage - beneath the streetwise attitude is a genuine love of words and language.
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