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Scott Walker edits book of lyrics

Published by Faber, pre-orders go on sale from 15 December

Faber has announced the publication of a book of Scott Walker lyrics. Called Sundog: Selected Lyrics, it’s overseen by Walker himself and it includes an introduction by writer Eimear McBride. “Walker’s work, as Joyce’s before it, is a complex synaesthesia of thought, feeling, the doings of the physical world and the weight of foreign objects slowly ground together down into diamond,” writes McBride. “This is not art for the passive. It does not impart comfort or ease. Tempests will not be reconciled by the final bars and no one is going home any more.”

This first ever collection of Walker’s words is divided into six sections: “The 60s”, “Tilt”, “The Drift”, “Bish Bosch”, “Soused” and “New Songs”. It will be published on 11 January in three editions: deluxe (limited to 100 copies), limited (300 copies) and standard. Pre-orders go on sale from 15 December. More details about the contents of the various editions can be found at Scott Walker's website.