Completely Fragmented: Nigel Pearce. 29/03/19.


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By Nigel Pearce

ISBN: 978-1-78382-474-8
Published: 2019
Pages: 290
Key Themes: Mental Health, Poetry, Prose


This volume is quite a lengthy tome and it is published to celebrate my joy of writing and learning as I have recently gained a Master of Arts in English. But why is it entitled Completely Fragmented: Nigel Pearce. That is not such an enigma but an easily solved puzzle. It is fragmented in that it is divided into several sections, each a literary genre. However, it, of course, is more profound than that. The authorial ‘I’ has died in every genre except non-fiction because as D. H. Lawrence wrote in Studies in Classic American Literature (1925) ‘Never trust the artist. Trust the tale.’ On a personal level I live in a world of books, but my life has been tossed into the air by experience. This author is in fact himself fragmented yet he finds cohesion by both writing and studying.

Book Extract

‘The social revolution cannot take its poetry from the past,
but only the future.’
– Karl Marx.

In my writing I am acting as a map maker, an explorer
of psychic areas, a cosmonaut of inner space, and I see
no point in exploring areas that have already been
thoroughly surveyed.
– William S. Burroughs

W. H. Auden on socialism and poetry: ‘In such a society it, and, in such alone, will it be possible for the poet, without sacri-ficing any of the subtleties or his integrity, to write poetry which is simple, clear and gay. For poetry which is at the same time light and adult can only be written in a so-ciety which is both integrated and free –
W.H. Auden


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