By Karen Welberry, Tanya Dalziell

Nick Cave is now widely known as a songwriter, musician, novelist, screenwriter, curator, critic, actor and performer. From the band, the men round the corner (1976-1980), to the spoken-word recording, the key lifetime of the affection music (1998), to the lately acclaimed screenplay of The Proposition (2005) and the Grinderman venture (2008), Cave's occupation spans thirty years and has produced a finished (and occasionally arguable) physique of labor that has formed modern substitute tradition. regardless of extreme media curiosity in Cave, there were remarkably few accomplished value determinations of his paintings, its importance and its impression on understandings of pop culture. In addressing this absence, the current quantity is either well timed and necessary.

Cultural Seeds brings jointly a global variety of students and practitioners, every one of whom is uniquely put to touch upon a side of Cave's profession. The essays gathered right here not just generate new methods of seeing and knowing Cave's contributions to modern tradition, yet organize a discussion among fields all-too-often separated within the academy and within the media. issues contain Cave and the Presley fantasy; the aberrant masculinity projected by way of The party; the postcolonial Australian-ness of his humour; his interventions in movie and his erotics of the sacred. those essays supply compelling insights and provocative arguments concerning the fluidity of latest inventive practice.

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