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The British Film Institute  is pleased to announce the publication of:

Distant Voices, Still Lives

Paul Farley is a poet, broadcaster and lecturer in creative writing 
at Lancaster University. His first collection of poetry, _The Boy 
from the Chemist is Here to See You_ won a Forward Prize and the 
Somerset Maugham Award, and his second, _The Ice Age_ was awarded the 
Whitbread Poetry Prize in 2003. He was named_ Sunday Times_ Young 
Writer of the Year in 1999. A new collection of poems will be 
published in 2006.

Set in "a world before Elvis, in a Liverpool before the Beatles", 
Terence Davies' film _Distant Voices, Still Lives_ is an elegiac and 
intensely autobiographical meditation on a post-War working-class 
childhood. Paul Farley's study of the film is both a personal 
response, as a Liverpudlian and as a poet, and an exploration of 
Davies's unique visual style, blending the spaces-the "short halls, 
stairways, coal cellars and meter cupboards of northern England"-and 
sounds-the BBC shipping forecast, a pub sing-a-long, the strains of 
Vaughan Williams and Britten-of memory.

British Film Institute books are distributed in North America and 
Asia by the University of California Press.

Full information about the bookis available online:

Lolita Guevarra
Electronic Marketing Coordinator
University of California Press
Tel. 510.643.4738 | Fax 510.643.7127
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