'Grief can have a chastening effect': in Faith, Hope and Carnage: Nick Cave plumbs religion, creativity and human frailty

Author:
Lyn McCredden
Date:
November 14, 2022

Faith, Hope and Carnage – Nick Cave and Seán O’Hagan. Text Publishing, 2022

Deakin University's Personal Chair, Literary Studies, Lyn McCredden, reviews this recent acclaimed publication , stating...

"Whether you adore or despise Nick Cave, this book offers you a great deal. Far more than the stereotypes of the gothic expatriate, or the drug-loving, post-punk, underground lord, or the strutting songster with the deep, melancholy voice. All these characters appear in Faith, Hope and Carnage, but we meet full on an older, reflective, theologically-probing Cave. For many readers this might sound like challenging, even uncomfortable, territory.

In a long series of discussions across the pandemic period, Cave and his friend Seán O’Hagan conducted a recorded conversation that flows deep, through many sharp bends."

https://theconversation.com/grief-can-have-a-chastening-effect-in-faith-hope-and-carnage-nick-cave-plumbs-religion-creativity-and-human-frailty-191950?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR24ibqd3eAEF_fHAyRFEAxm8n3ygrs5VBvpq_tWe1dNNRliAXArKiqPxok#Echobox=1666046419

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