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Faber to Publish Notebooks of Ian Curtis

By Harriet Staff

Big (and great!) news for the Joy Division aficionados out there: Faber in the UK will be coming out with So This Is Permanence: Lyrics and Notebooks from Ian Curtis in the spring of 2014. From the Bookseller:

So This Is Permanence: Lyrics and Notebooks will be edited by Jon Savage, with a foreword written by Curtis' widow Deborah Curtis. Facsimile pages of the singer's notebooks will appear in the book alongside the lyrics for such songs as Love Will Tear Us Apart and Atmosphere.

Curtis, who grew up in Macclesfield, suffered from depression, epilepsy and debilitating stage fright, and only released two albums with band Joy Division before he committed suicide in 1980, on the eve of the group's first American tour.

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Originally Published: September 17th, 2013