Faith, Hope and Carnage is a meditation on faith, art, music, freedom, grief and love.
Created from more than forty hours of intimate conversations with Seán O’Hagan, it is a profoundly thoughtful exploration, in Cave’s own words, of what really drives his life and creativity.
The book examines questions of faith, art, music, freedom, grief, and love. It draws candidly on Cave’s life, from his early childhood to the present day, his loves, his work ethic, and his dramatic transformation in recent years.
From a place of considered reflection, Faith, Hope and Carnage offers ladders of hope and inspiration from a true creative visionary.
“The Australian alt-rock icon talks at length about the relationship between faith, death, and art . . . This is a lively, engrossing book energized by Cave’s relentless candor—and sometimes counterintuitive thinking—about his work and his demons . . . A somber, sage book about art-making that deserves a readership beyond Cave’s fan base.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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1 A Beautiful Kind of Freedom
Seán O’Hagan: I’m surprised you agreed to do this given that you haven’t done any interviews for a long time.
Nick Cave: Well, who wants to do an interview? Interviews, in general,...