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Depeschen mit dem Leitwort He Died With His Eyes Open

»Here is the detective as sacrificial visionary. He has literally lost his own, personal life in the service of the impersonal quest for justice; this may seem to us, readers at a distance, a kind of madness.«

Joyce Carol Oates

Minimalism in fiction: Joyce Carol Oates on Derek Raymond and his two Factory novels He Died with His Eyes Open and I Was Dora Suarez. Her worth reading essay The Visionary Detective at The New York Review of Books.

»I’ve read He Died With His Eyes Open twice. I don’t know if I could stand to read it again. Like all of Derek Raymond’s work, it has a remarkable and disturbing physicality.«

A.L.Kennedy

You Must Read This: Writer A.L.Kennedy on He Died With His Eyes Open by Derek Raymond. Her view about this novel at NPR.