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Heather Skinner, Publicist
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Derek Jarman’s stunning account of his life and art

DANCING LEDGE
By Derek Jarman
University of Minnesota Press | 256 pages | 2010
ISBN 978-0-8166-7449-7 | paperback | $18.95

 From his sexual awakening in postwar England to life in the sixties  
and beyond, Derek Jarman tells his life story with the in-your-face  
immediacy that became his trademark style in his films and writing.  
Accompanied by photographs of Jarman, his friends, lovers, and  
inspirations, the candid accounts in Dancing Ledge provide intimate  
and vivid glimpses into his life and times.

"Jarman’s gifts, in prose as well as film, are spatial, visual,  
imagistic." —Sunday Times

"This brutally candid memoir by British artist and filmmaker Jarman  
offers a glimpse into the making of such controversial films as  
Sebastiane, The Tempest, and Caravaggio. Writing in a diary format,  
Jarman jumps back and forth in time, discussing his acceptance of his  
homosexuality at age 16 and his strong belief that a fully realized  
sexuality must drive art and politics." —Publishers Weekly

"Jarman writes in lucid, accessible, and evocative prose. His highly  
articulate musings on contemporary art and cinema (neither of which  
has his approval) are both thought-provoking and interesting." — 
Library Journal

"Jarman’s light illuminates the wilderness as brightly as ever." —New  
Statesman

Derek Jarman (1942–1994), one of England’s foremost filmmakers, wrote  
and directed many feature films, including Sebastiane, Jubilee,  
Caravaggio, and Blue, as well as numerous short films and music  
videos. He was a stage designer, artist, writer, gardener, and an  
outspoken AIDS and queer rights activist in the UK and the United  
States. His books include At Your Own Risk, Chroma, Modern Nature, and  
Smiling in Slow Motion, all available from the University of Minnesota  
Press.

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