Touching From A Distance - Ian Curtis & Joy Division

Published: 1995
Publisher: Faber&Faber 
Paperback

 
 
   
Written by Ian's widow Deborah Curtis.

This is an essential read for anyone who wants to know more about Ian Curtis - the "troubled genius" who was the voice and lyricist of Joy Division.

It details Ian's troubled private life and untimely, premature death. You'll also find rare pictures, some in colour, a discography and all of Ian's lyrics, including some unpublished and unfinished ones printed here for the first time. Essential for anyone with more than a passing interest in Joy Division.


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Touching From A Distance forms the basis for the Control film

This book is highly recommended by Joy Division Central

 
Read our 2005 Deborah Curtis interview here


Signed copy

   
   
1st reissue 2001
Publisher: Faber and Faber
ISBN: 0 571 20739 1


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2nd reissue 2005
Publisher: Faber and Faber
ISBN: 0-571-22481-4


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3rd reissue 2007
Publisher: Faber and Faber
ISBN: 0978-0-571-23956-6


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Histoire d'une Vie

First published: 1995
Publisher: Camion Blanc 
French edition
Paperback

 

 
French translation of Touching From A Distance 1995
   
Republished in 2000

   
   
Aus der Ferne...

First published: 1996
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag
German edition
Paperback
D. Curtis / I. Schott
ISBN: 3931126021

 

 
German translation of Touching From A Distance
   
   
Cosi Vicino, Cosi Lontano

First published: 1996 (1st edition)
Publisher: Giunti Gruppo Editoriale
Italian Edition
ISBN: 88 09 20850 1

 

 
Italian translation of Touching From A Distance
   
Republished in 2005
ISBN: 88-09-03951-3

   
   
Beröring Långt Ifrån (Ian Curtis & Joy Division av Deborah Curtis)

First published: 1996 (1st edition)
Publisher: No Love Lost, 2005
Swedish Edition
176 Pages
ISBN: 91-35012-53-1, 5

 
Swedish translation of Touching From A Distance
   
   
Etäinen Kosketus - Ian Curtis ja Joy Division

First published: 2008
Publisher: LIKE
265 pages,
ISBN: 978-952-01-0130-5

 
Finnish edition of Touching From A Distance. Franslation by Peikko Pitkänen
   
   
Touching from a distance: la vida de Ian Curtis y Joy Division


Publisher: Metropolitan Ediciones de España S.L.
251 pages
ISBN (13): 978-84-612-2151-6
ISBN (10): 84-612-2151-6

 
Spamnish edition of Touching From A Distance
Translation by Sánchez Armesto, Marcos
   
   
Carícias Distantes - biografia de Ian Curtis


Published 1996
Publisher: Assírio & Alvim, portugal
ISBN: 972-37-0185-5,
197 pages,


Portuguese translation of Touching From A Distance (excluding the lyrics, which were issue on their own in a separate book - see next listing)

   
   
Antologia Poética, Ian Curtis / Joy Division


Published 1996
Publisher: Assírio & Alvim, Portugal
157 pages
ISBN: 972-37-0186-3


Portuguese issue of the lyrics section of Touching From A Distance (the lyrics appear both in English as well as translated into Portuguese)

The remainder of Debbie's book was issued separately - see listing above

   
   
Touching From A Distance


Paperback with glossy dust jacket
Published 2006
Publisher: Sohoyosha Ltd., Japan
ISBN: 4-434-08248-5,
282 pages


Japanese translation of Touching From A Distance

   
   
Touching From A Distance


Published 2009
Publisher:
ISBN 978-953-12-1040-9
276 pages


Croation translation of Touching From A Distance

 

   
   
Touching From A Distance


Published 2013
Publisher:
ISBN: 978-5-9904994-3-0
1500 copies
224 pages
Paperback
Translators: Konstantin Ryakin, Maksim Kuznetzov
Editor: Valeria Kuksova


Russian translation of Touching From A Distance