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Book: Nick Cave

Chapter: Introduction

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.20920


Nick Cave is presented as one of the most original of alternative musicians in the last three decades, from leadership in the punk wave of the late seventies and early eighties to the unique avant-garde movements that followed. The present book deals with key biblical and theological dimensions of Cave’s work, such as the modes in which he engages with the Bible, the total depravity of the worlds invoked in his novels and other written work, the consistent invocation of apocalyptic themes, his restoration of death as a valid dimension of life, the twists on the love song, the role of a sensual and heretical Christ as well as a detailed analysis of his musical forms.

Chapter Contributors

  • Roland Boer ( - book-auth-184) 'Renmin (People's) University of China, Beijing'