The presentation of the deceased - lying in a shining casket framed by flowers - is an exquisitely composed tableau.Clive Barker also knows how to prepare a body for the grave.
This books includes the following stories:(1) Son of Celluloid;(2) Rawhead Rex;(3) Confessions of a Pornographer's Shroud;(4) Scape-Goats;(5) Human Remains Clive Barker was born in Liverpool, England, the son of Joan Rubie (née Revill), a painter and school welfare officer, and Leonard Barker, a personnel director for an industrial relations firm.
Educated at Dovedale Primary School and Quarry Bank High School, he studied English and Philosophy at Liverpool University and his picture now hangs in the entrance hallway to the Philosophy Department.
It Clive Barker was born in Liverpool, England, the son of Joan Rubie (née Revill), a painter and school welfare officer, and Leonard Barker, a personnel director for an industrial relations firm.
It was in Liverpool in 1975 that he met his first partner, John Gregson, with whom he lived until 1986.
Barker's second long-term relationship, with photographer David Armstrong, ended in 2009.
In 2003, Clive Barker received The Davidson/Valentini Award at the 15th GLAAD Media Awards.This award is presented "to an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender individual who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for any of those communities".While Barker is critical of organized religion, he has stated that he is a believer in both God and the afterlife, and that the Bible influences his work.To a mortician, the preparation of a corpse is an art.The smooth, silent exchange of blood and embalming fluid is like a symphony to be orchestrated.The presentation of the deceased -- lying in a shining casket framed by flowers -- is an exquisitely composed tableau.