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Deborah Curtis: Touching From A Distance: Ian Curtis And Joy Division (Faber & Faber)

Phil Sutcliffe, Q, June 1995

AS THE JOURNALIST and pop historian Jon Savage Suggests in his foreword, for one narrowly defined sub-generation, Ian Curtis's suicide was a first personal encounter with death: "The result was a shock so profound that it has become an unresolved trauma".

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