From Albion to Shangri-La

Author: Peter Doherty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780956247391

Category:

Page: 256

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Best known as a musician, Peter "Pete" Doherty has been in the writing habit for most of his life and his first book, The Books of Albion, was published in 2007. Since then, Doherty kept an anarchic catalogue of his life, his times and the antics of his vagabond celebrity entourage. As a collection, it is part stream of consciousness and part commentary charting his state of mind during a seven year period as erstwhile frontman, songwriter and lyricist of Babyshambles - the creative vehicle for the bumpy road of his post-Libertines career.From Albion to Shangri-La is an important book for anyone from the post-Nirvana, Generation X Factor decade who dreamt of celebrity and fame but were too frightened or sensible to pursue it. It captures the filth and the fury as well as the poetry and the pathos.

Sailing the Good Ship Albion on the Way to Arcady. Is Peter Doherty a Romantic Poet?

Author: Marc Backhaus

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656966869

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 55

View: 1291


Bachelor Thesis from the year 2015 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,3, Humboldt-University of Berlin, language: English, abstract: Peter Doherty is a poet of today whose form of expression is music. Devoting himself to being a “popstar [as well as] performance poet” (Doherty, Books of Albion 9), he is subject to extensive media coverage as a celebrity (cf. 262), on the one hand meticulously vituperated by the tabloid press for his junkie rocker lifestyle (cf. 141; Hannaford 158), on the other hand glorified as “a folk hero” (168), a “legend” (B Libertines 0:09:12) who “has come to epitomise British rock 'n' roll [...] as both pariah and idol” (Hannaford 3), “a true romantic with a God-given gift for melody and verse” (Pomphrey qtd. in 258) and even further as “the last of the Rock Romantics” (5). Peter Doherty certainly shares poetic doctrines with English Romantic poetry. Nonetheless, his public presentation and depiction as a Romantic, be it by himself or by the media, must also be taken into account. It is neither without significance nor reason that he is declared a Romantic on account of his philosophy (cf. Hannaford 229), lifestyle (cf. 231) and “self-destruction” (Anonymous Fan qtd. in 330), just as his own frequent referencing and citing of the Romantic poets (cf. From Albion to Shangri-La 178), the placement of these in relation to Doherty by others (cf. B Libertines 0:08:46-0:09:19) and overall his depiction as well as self-depiction in interviews, books and in his published diaries. The question that therefore evidently arises is: Subjected to a lyric analysis, can Peter Doherty be termed a Romantic poet? Bearing in mind Pattison's words that “rock has endowed the conventions of Romanticism with popular life” (38) and Hannaford's that Doherty has “revived the notion of the rockstar as intellectual and as romantic troubadour” (227), this bachelor paper will aim to answer this question by firstly providing a definition of English Romantic poetry and a justification as to why popular rock music can be considered heir to Romantic poetry, then by examining the depiction and perception of Doherty as a Romantic public persona and distinguishing this from his poetic doctrines that resemble those of the Romantic poet, Albion and Arcady. These two themes will be examined and put into literary context, whereupon the second part of this paper will comprise the lyric analysis of four of Doherty's songs with regard to the literary attributes that define Romantic poetry. Finally, a conclusion of all that has been found will close the paper, delivering an answer to the stated question.

A Likely Lad

Author: Peter Doherty,Simon Spence

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408715465

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 398

View: 4526


Peter Doherty's is the last of the great rock 'n' roll stories - bad boy and public enemy. To his devoted fans, he is a cult hero, a modern-day Rimbaud. Musically, he has defined the past twenty years of indie rock with his sound, lyrics, lifestyle and aesthetic. Since The Libertines rose to international fame, Doherty has proved endlessly fascinating. A whirlwind of controversy and scandal has tailed him ever since the early 2000s, so much so that all too often his talents as a songwriter and performer have been overlooked; for every award and accolade, there is a scathing review. Hard drugs, tiny gigs on the hoof, huge stadium shows, collaborations, obliterations, gangsters and groupies - Doherty has led a life of huge highs and incredible lows. With his wildest days behind him, Doherty candidly explores - with sober and sometimes painful insight - some of his greatest and darkest moments, taking us inside the creative process, decadent parties, substance-fuelled nights, his time in prison and tendency for self-destruction. With his trademark wit and humour, Doherty also details his childhood years, key influences, pre-fame London shenanigans, and reflects on his era-defining relationship with Libertines co-founder Carl Barât and other significant people in his life. There is humour, warmth, insight, baleful reflection and a defiant sense of triumph. A Likely Lad is Doherty's version of the story - the genuine man behind the fame and infamy. This is a rock memoir like no other.

Sailing the Good Ship Albion on the Way to Arcady. Is Peter Doherty a Romantic Poet?

Author: Marc Backhaus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783656966876

Category:

Page: 60

View: 414


Bachelor Thesis from the year 2015 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,3, Humboldt-University of Berlin, language: English, abstract: Peter Doherty is a poet of today whose form of expression is music. Devoting himself to being a "popstar [as well as] performance poet" (Doherty, Books of Albion 9), he is subject to extensive media coverage as a celebrity (cf. 262), on the one hand meticulously vituperated by the tabloid press for his junkie rocker lifestyle (cf. 141; Hannaford 158), on the other hand glorified as "a folk hero" (168), a "legend" (B Libertines 0:09:12) who "has come to epitomise British rock 'n' roll [...] as both pariah and idol" (Hannaford 3), "a true romantic with a God-given gift for melody and verse" (Pomphrey qtd. in 258) and even further as "the last of the Rock Romantics" (5). Peter Doherty certainly shares poetic doctrines with English Romantic poetry. Nonetheless, his public presentation and depiction as a Romantic, be it by himself or by the media, must also be taken into account. It is neither without significance nor reason that he is declared a Romantic on account of his philosophy (cf. Hannaford 229), lifestyle (cf. 231) and "self-destruction" (Anonymous Fan qtd. in 330), just as his own frequent referencing and citing of the Romantic poets (cf. From Albion to Shangri-La 178), the placement of these in relation to Doherty by others (cf. B Libertines 0:08:46-0:09:19) and overall his depiction as well as self-depiction in interviews, books and in his published diaries. The question that therefore evidently arises is: Subjected to a lyric analysis, can Peter Doherty be termed a Romantic poet? Bearing in mind Pattison's words that "rock has endowed the conventions of Romanticism with popular life" (38) and Hannaford's that Doherty has "revived the notion of the rockstar as intellectual and as romantic troubadour" (227), this bachelor paper will aim to answer this question by firstly providing a defi

The One & Only

Author: Antonia Nina

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993014116

Category:

Page: 284

View: 8452


An incredible love story, as well as a tale of hard-core rock and roll, The One & Only features an introduction by long-term fan John Cooper-Clarke, an extensive additional chapter, plus exclusive interviews with the reclusive Peter and his wife, Zena, and previously unseen photographs.Considered one of the great character studies in rock literature, few biographies get as close to their subject matter as The One & Only. Charting a musical career founded in criminality and impossible behaviour, alongside the survival of a now 40-year marriage despite both partners' chronic heroin addiction and Perrett's outrageous infidelity and pernickety expectations, this startling account of the enigmatic Peter Perrett and The Only Ones is shockingly candid and poignant. No ordinary rock n' roll story, Nina Antonia chronicles the ascent, retreat and eventual redemption of one of contemporary music's most ephemeral yet enduring figures. The One & Only also traces the dangerous rise of heroin use amongst a coterie of musicians surrounding Perrett, including Johnny Thunders and Sid Vicious.

Atlantis and Other Lost Worlds

Author: Jay Hawkins

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1448865727

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 35

View: 7083


The legendary island of Atlantis was first mentioned in Plato’s dialogues, but what happened to this mysterious place? The sunken city of Atlantis is a popular myth, and is just one of the many myths of lost worlds featured in this enthralling volume. This book explores the history behind these fascinating stories. It presents readers with evidence that lost worlds are real and evidence that they are all made up, so that they can gather the information and make up their own minds.

Warship 2020

Author: N.A

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472840690

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 559


For over 40 years, Warship has been the leading annual resource on the design, development, and deployment of the world's combat ships. Featuring a broad range of articles from a select panel of distinguished international contributors, this latest volume combines original research, new book reviews, warship notes, an image gallery, and much more, maintaining the impressive standards of scholarship and research with which Warship has become synonymous. Detailed and accurate information is the keynote of all the articles, which are fully supported by plans, data tables, and stunning photographs.

Europe in an Era of Growing Sino-American Competition

Author: Sebastian Biba,Reinhard Wolf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000364496

Category: Political Science

Page: 214

View: 1882


This book investigates how Europe should position itself in an era of growing Chinese-American rivalry. The volume explores the contemporary relationship and ongoing dynamics between three of the most powerful players in today’s international relations - the USA, China and Europe. It claims that the intensifying antagonism between Washington and Beijing requires a paradigm shift in European strategic thinking, and takes a trilateral perspective in analysing key issue areas, such as trade, technology, investment, climate change, the BRI, sub-national contacts, maritime security and nuclear non-proliferation. Using this analysis, the work seeks to offer original policy recommendations that respond to a number of dilemmas Europe can no longer avoid, including the trade-off between European interests and values in a harsher global environment, the question of whether Europe should align with one of the two superpowers, Europe’s military dependence on a US pivoting to the Asia-Pacific, and possible trade-offs between global and regional governance efforts. The key finding is that Europe must follow a much more pragmatic and independent approach to its foreign and security affairs. This book will be of much interest to students of EU policy, foreign policy, Chinese politics, US politics and IR in general.