Centre of the Creative Universe
Liverpool and the Avant-garde
Distributed for Liverpool University Press
Concentrating on the city’s life after World War II, the essays collected here both reveal and challenge the myths of Liverpool’s creative scene. Simon Warner takes a look at Allen Ginsberg’s interactions with the city, Jackie Florek tells the story of legendary postpunk club Eric’s, and acclaimed music writer and erstwhile mogul Paul Morley addresses the idea of the North. Published to accompany a major exhibition at Tate Liverpool, at which the Turner Prize will be awarded, this gorgeously illustrated book will stand as the definitive statement on Liverpool’s unrivaled place in the artistic firmament.