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Clive Barker

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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 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 tran
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“Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.”
Clive Barker, Days of Magic, Nights of War

“I dreamed I spoke in another's language,
I dreamed I lived in another's skin,
I dreamed I was my own beloved,
I dreamed I was a tiger's kin.

I dreamed that Eden lived inside me,
And when I breathed a garden came,
I dreamed I knew all of Creation,
I dreamed I knew the Creator's name.

I dreamed--and this dream was the finest--
That all I dreamed was real and true,
And we would live in joy forever,
You in me, and me in you.”
Clive Barker, Days of Magic, Nights of War

“Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red.”
Clive Barker, Books of Blood: Volumes One to Three

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2nd Quarter (Apr - June) Long Read 2017

 
  71 votes, 21.8%

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, 1320, 798 pages
 
  52 votes, 16.0%

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, 1991, 896 pages
 
  42 votes, 12.9%

Ulysses by James Joyce, 1922, 810 pages
 
  35 votes, 10.7%

The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu, 1021, 1182 pages
 
  32 votes, 9.8%

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, 1985, 945 pages
 
  29 votes, 8.9%

A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth, 1993, 1474 pages
 
  22 votes, 6.7%

The Winds of War by Herman Wouk, 1921, 896 pages
 
  16 votes, 4.9%

 
  11 votes, 3.4%

Weaveworld by Clive Barker, 1987, 721 pages
 
  9 votes, 2.8%

East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood, 1861, 694 pages
 
  7 votes, 2.1%

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