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Courtney Love & Hole Anthology Out Now
Laurie Tuffrey , September 26th, 2013 12:17

eBook collection of essays by Quietus contributor and more available on free download now

Writer and Quietus contributor Mic Wright has recently edited and published an eBook anthology of essays on Courtney Love and Hole, out through Breadcrumb Trail Books and available to download for free - get hold of it here.

It Felt Like A Kiss features work by Suzanne Moore, Luci O'Brien, Sara Jayne Morris, Jamie Woods, Eddie Robson, Ruth Michaelson and Wright himself. Summing up the anthology in his introduction, Wright explains: "She's an icon for messy times and these are messy thoughts in her honour."

We asked him to tell us a bit more it - says Wright: "I put together the anthology because I don't think Courtney Love or Hole get a fair critical treatment. I was and am a huge Nirvana fan but to my mind Live Through This is easily up there with Nevermind. It's a record about the body, motherhood, jealousy and regret. Similarly Celebrity Skin is the Fleetwood Mac album the Devil wanted to engineer. Rock dads can be bad asses, rock moms are meant to behave. And I hate that.

"The collection is sort of in a beta phase. I wanted to get this selection of essays out there free and it seemed the best way was to offer it via Scribd where people can download the PDF easily. It includes essays on all of Hole's albums and Courtney Love's solo work, an astounding contemporary essay from Suzanne Moore from 1994, Sara Jayne Morris on Courtney vs. The Press, Doctor Who/Welcome To Our Village writer Eddie Robson on Celebrity Skin and Radio France Internationale's incredible Middle East reporter Ruth Michaelson on Hole and body image. There's also a surfeit of words from me."