Sunday, 12 July 2015
Book Cover: Fireworks by Angela Carter, Quartet Books (1974)
he read the nine 'profane pieces' within after buying the book based on the cover.
Publishers in the 1960s and 70s were more than happy to try and sell any book - from Moorcock to Ballard to Garcia Marquez - not on it's own merits, but simple by shoving a pair of tits on the cover.
Having said that, I do love this cover's design, the colours and the stylised way the jungle surrounding the two figures has been depicted. I'm not overly keen on the text.