David Peace ( in English )

Ever since the publication of his first novel in 1974, David Pearce is known as one of the most important British writers of his generation. With his latest book, Red or Dead, he pays a heartfelt tribute to Bill Shankly, the legendary Liverpool Football Club manager.
He kindly accepted our invitation to delve into his literary background for this book. And did so with great passion.

les oeuvres
les thèmes

# RED

ART FROM ALL, ART FOR ALL : Bill Shankly was a Socialist. He was a revolutionary. He inspired and motivated the people around him – the players, the staff, the supporters – to COLLECTIVELY change Liverpool Football Club and their lives. This was the portrait I wanted to paint of this man.

Faber and Faber Fiction - 2014
Red or dead
David Peace
Faber and Faber Fiction - 20141918
Twelve
Alexander Blok
Film - 1925
The strike
Sergueï Eisenstein

# LIVERPOOL

In its heyday Liverpool was a major port as well as being a thriving working-class city. With two premier league football clubs and a pop group « more popular than Jesus » Liverpool has earned a place in the history books.

Film - 1925Faber and Faber Fiction - 2014
Red or dead
David Peace
Film - 1925Faber and Faber Fiction - 20142011
Best and Edwards
Gordon Burn
Disque - 1964
She loves you
The Beatles
Disque - 1963
You’ll never walk alone
Gerry and the pacemakers

# POETRY IN MOTION

For my own inspiration, and to learn how, I was constantly looking for artists who had created art – painting, poetry, music, cinema - born from or about collectivity, revolution, and socialism. In different ways, Mayakovsky, Blok, Shostakovich and Eisenstein all helped and inspired me to write, and to keep writing and writing, RED OR DEAD ...

Disque - 19631930
At the top of my voice
Vladimir Mayakovski
Disque - 19631930
From a German War Primer
Bertolt Brecht
Disque - 196319301996
Poems
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Disque - 196319301996

# WORKING CLASS HERO

How do you avoid losing the thread on your life and cutting off your roots when your talent is taking you to higher planes? Some have fallen into this trap and are forever lost.

Disque - 196319301996Faber and Faber Fiction - 2014
Red or dead
David Peace
Disque - 196319301996Faber and Faber Fiction - 20141963
This sporting life
David Storey
Disque - 196319301996Faber and Faber Fiction - 201419632011
Best and Edwards
Gordon Burn

# SING VICTORY !

Disque -
Leningrad – Symphony n° 7
Dmitri Shostakovich
Disque - 1951
Because you’re mine
Mario Lanza
Disque - 1986
Neither Washington Nor Moscow
The Redskins
Disque - 1963
You’ll never walk alone
Gerry and the pacemakers

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