Jarvis Cocker

Lit shorts: Cocker, on paper


Mother, Brother, Lover
By Jarvis Cocker
Faber and Faber
208 pp., hardcover, $17

Books of lyrics — words uprooted from the music and set down naked on the page — are traditionally published with either self-congratulation or doubts by songwriters. Jarvis Cocker has some doubts.

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