Dr Tony Shaw

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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Researcher
Location Manchester, North-west, United Kingdom
Introduction Born in Nottingham to Jim (James Ernest) and Joan Shaw (née Tryphena Joan Pembleton*). She spent most of her career as machinist in Tory councillor Martin Brandon-Bravo's sweatshop on Hadyn Road, he spent most of his as tobacco worker at Player's. Went High Pavement Grammar School, then Leicester University to study French, taught in Albi, France, 2 years. Later taught in England, 8 years (latterly Deputy Principal) in college in Nottingham. Wrote column for Nottingham Evening Post 2 years, gained MA with Distinction in Literature, dissertation on Nottingham novelist James Prior’s Forest Folk (1901), a dehistoricized, working-class dialogue with fin-de-siècle, middle-class New Woman. Successfully researched 'The Work of Lionel Britton' full-time for PhD in Literature with Open University. Live in Manchester area with partner Penny Atkinson. Books published: Windmills of Nottinghamshire, Windmill Wood, and Hidden Nottinghamshire. Any comments are very welcome, and my email is clearly displayed. *She was Ellen Seymour Pembleton (1893-1982), née Alcock and born in Ireland, and my grandfather was Herbert.
Interests Literature, France and French culture, Socialism, Vegetarianism, Feminism, Pacifism, Cinema, Travel, Driving, the USA (especially the hot South), Music
Favorite Movies Kenneth Anger, Andrea Arnold, Ingmar Bergman, Robert Bresson, Luis Buñuel, Jane Campion, Claude Chabrol, Charlie Chaplin, Sofia Coppola, Stephen Daldry, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Jean-Luc Godard, Debra Granik, Joanna Hogg, Nicole Holofcener, Jim Jarmusch, David Lynch, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, Louis Malle, Shane Meadows, Lynne Ramsay, Alain Resnais, Jean Renoir, Eric Rohmer, Martin Scorsese, Andrei Tarkovsky, Quentin Tarentino, Jacques Tati, François Truffaut, Agnès Varda, Andy Warhol, Peter Weir, Wim Wenders, Billy Wilder, Michael Winterbottom.
Favorite Music 10000 Maniacs, 13th Floor Elevators, Adèle, Arab Strap, Amédé Ardoin, Arno, Attila the Stockbroker, Hugues Aufray, Charles Aznavour, Babyshambles, Badly Drawn Boy, Joan Baez, Daniel Balavoine, Barbara, Alain Bashung, Beach House, Captain Beefheart, Belle and Sebastian, The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, David Bowie, Georges Brassens, Jacques Brel, The Cardigans, Barbara Carlotti, Nick Cave, The Clash, Jarvis Cocker, Leonard Cohen, The Courteeners, Crass, Pete Doherty, Michel Delpech, The Doors, Nick Drake, Bob Dylan, Eels, Eminem, The Fall, Florence and the Machine, The Fugs, Bobbie Gentry, Giedré, Woody Guthrie, Happy Mondays, P.J. Harvey, Caroline Herring, The Incredible String Band, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Joy Division, Serge Lama, Boby Lapointe, Leadbelly, John Lennon, The Libertines, Bob Lind, Julie London, The Long Blondes, Kirsty MacColl, Natalie Merchant, Mercury Rev, Mogwai, Morrissey, The Mothers of Invention, Georges Moustaki, Nirvana, Claude Nougaro, Phil Ochs, Beth Orton, Liz Phair, Edith Piaf, The Pixies, Pulp, Radiohead, Ma Rainey, Renaud, Serge Reggiani, Lucy Rose, Eric Satie, The Scrooges, Pete Seeger, The Sex Pistols, Mike Skinner, The Smiths, Elliott Smith, Viv Stanshall, The Stone Roses, The Strokes, Charles Trenet, The Velvet Underground, , Tom Waits, The White Stripes, Frank Zappa.
Favorite Books Nelly Arcan, André Baillon, Balzac, Charles Baudelaire, Beauvoir, Beckett, Violaine Bérot, André Blavier, Didier Blonde, Vincent Borel, Emmanuel Bove, Lionel Britton, William S. Burroughs, Albert Camus, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Aimé Césaire, Philippe Claudel, Jean-Paul Clébert, Albert Cossery, Robert Creeley, Harry Crews, Alphonse Daudet, Rhys Davies, Annie Dillard, Manwel Dimech, Marguerite Duras, Jean Echenoz, T. S. Eliot, Dominique Fabre, Faulkner, Christian Gailly, Claudie Gallay, Raymond Guérin, Julien Gracq, Winifred Holtby, Eugène Ionesco, Jean-Claude Izzo, Sarah Orne Jewett, B. S. Johnson, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, James Kelman, Maylis de Kerangal, Jack Kerouac, Bernard-Marie Koltès, Agota Kristof, Caroline Lamarche, Anna Langfus, Patrick Lapeyre, Boby Lapointe, D. H. Lawrence, Hélène Lenoir, Alain Mabanckou, Jean-Pierre Martinet, Carson McCullers, Nicolas Mathieu, Laurent Mauvignier, Octave Mirbeau, Molière, William Morris, Ronald Hugh Morrieson, Marie NDiaye, Gérard de Nerval, Frances Newman, Lorette Nobécourt, Amélie Nothomb, Flann O'Brien, Christian Oster, Véronique Ovaldé, Georges Perec, Harold Pinter, Sylvia Plath, Katherine Anne Porter, Jacques Poulin, Reynolds Price, Marcel Proust, Raymond Queneau, Rabelais, Yves Ravey, Marie Redonnet, Jean Rhys, Rimbaud, Jean-Christophe Rufin, San-Antonio, Boualem Sansal, Albertine Sarrazin, Natalie Sarraute, Jean-Paul Sartre, Shakespeare, Iain Sinclair, Lillian Smith, Alfred Tennyson, Sylvain Tesson, Thoreau, Frank Tilsley, Roland Topor, Jean-Philippe Toussaint, Tutuola, Anne Tyler, Patrick Varetz, Vian, Tanguy Viel, Delphine de Vigan, David Foster Wallace, Thomas Wolfe, Louis Wolfson, Virginia Woolf, Marguerite Young, Emile Zola.