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In 1995 the Manic Street Preachers played their last show as a four piece before their “minister for propaganda” Richey Edwards disappeared on the advent of a US tour. Although his body was never found, his car was discovered at the Seven bridge so it was assumed Edwards had committed suicide. Fifteen years later, in a novelization called Richard, music journalist Ben Myers wrote a fictionalized first-person account of Richey’s life story in order to explore the troubled guitarist’s mysterious last days. This paper uses academic research on fandom and a revision of the tool of psychological autopsies to contextualize a range of responses to the publication of Richard.
|Title of host publication||Crossroads|
|Place of Publication||Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris|
|Publisher||Association of Cultural Studies|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Jul 2012|
|Event||Crossroads - Sorbonne Nouvelle University, 2-6 July 2012|
Duration: 3 Jul 2012 → …
|Period||3/07/12 → …|
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Paula Hearsum (Participant)12 Jul 2019
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