At Your Own Risk: A Saint's Testament

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Vintage, 1993 - Cinema - 153 pages
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Derek Jarman is known as a painter, theatre designer and maker of films such as Jubilee, Caravaggio, The Garden and Edward II. This book consists of a series of autobiographical fragments, interviews and newspapers extracts in which he celebrates homosexuality, articulating the pain, anxiety and rage which many homosexuals have felt under the physical, legal and cultural attacks of recent years.

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Patchy memoir by gay British filmmaker Jarman, who tested HIV- positive five years ago, has survived a handful of illnesses, and is still going strong. Jarman covers five decades here, at times ... Read full review

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British filmmaker, author, AIDS activist, and all-around cultural upstart, Jarman has written a moving, visually evocative memoir of his life and times. One of the first filmmakers to project an ... Read full review

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Derek Jarman was born in London in 1942. His career spanned decades and genres, from painter, theatre designer, director, film maker, to poet, writer, campaigner and gardener. His features include Sebastiane (1976), Jubilee (1978), Caravaggio (1986), The Last of England (1987), Edward II (1991) and Blue (1993). His paintings - for which he was a Turner Prize nominee in 1986 - continue to be exhibited worldwide, and his garden in Dungeness remains a site of pilgrimage to fans and newcomers alike.

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