An author-customised copy of a first edition of Iain Sinclair’s White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings is to be auctioned at Sotheby’s (London) on Tuesday, 21 May at 7.15pm.
The event is called First Edition, Second Thoughts, during which 50 first edition books which have been costumised and annotated by their British and Commonwealth authors shall be put up for action. Among these works there are Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, Death of a Naturalist and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, just to name a few.
All proceeds from the auction shall go to the benefit of English Pen, a British association of writers who fight for freedom of expression and to promote literature. For more information, please visit Sotheby’s website.
Our friends of Akinabooks are back with four new releases. For those who might not know, Akina is a small, indipendent London-based publisher of exquisite photobooks and self-published magazines.
Three new issues of the acclaimed Eclisse Zine Series are now ready to ship: fifth Eclisse If I exorcise my devils my angels may leave too follows the track of Marco Risovic and Nemanja Pancic, photojournalists from the Serbian collective Kamerades.
If I exorcise my devils my angels may leave too
The sixth Eclisse The Star by Nobody in particular is released under Creative Common License and the author has decided to remain anonymous. It “lays the game of image reappropriation, unveiling and bending the media mechanism of power against itself through a merciful accumulation and juxtaposition of its own symbols”.
Nobody in particular
The seventh Eclisse is called Of Liquid cities and celestial abbatoirs by Canada-based photographer Frank Rodick , and is ” a frightening roller-coaster run through the dark ocean of primal instincts hidden under the polished surface of modern metropolis”.
Of liquid cities and celestial abattoirs
Last but not least, 365 is now available for pre-order and the 365 copies will be dispatched soon. The book is Akina’s first full lenght release and is the photographic diary of silence of Alexander Aksakov, a Russian young man who spent a whole year in a military base during the compulsory draft.
For all the information on how to buy or pre-order Akinabooks’ volumes, or simply to know who Alex and Valentina are please visit their website http://akinabooks.com/
London-based publisher The Swedenborg Society is to publish Iain Sinclair‘s new pocketbook Swimming to Heaven: The Lost Rivers in London.
From Swendeborg website: SWIMMING TO HEAVEN is the second in a series of pocketbooks making available material from the SWEDENBORG ARCHIVE. Iain Sinclair follows in the path of the ‘lost’ rivers of London and examines their influence on the visionary literature of the capital.
The book shall be released in June and it is already available for pre-order. It will cost £5.95. Please click here for more information.
Iain Sinclair‘s new release Austerlitz & After – Tracking Sebald is discussed in The Guardian website by Robert McCrum. It is a very interesting article which also recollects WG Sebald’s “potent legacy”. Here is the link to read it.
Chris Petit’s Museum of Loneliness
Here you can find a very interesting article/review written by Scott Morris on the launch of The Museum of Loneliness. Please check it out on The Literateur website.
BFI Film Fund-backed SWANDOWN will screen in the ACID’s 20th anniversary Cannes selection.
Andrew Kötting and Iain Sinclair’s “playfully absurd” travelogue documentary, Swandown has been selected to screen in the France’s Association for the Diffusion of Independent Cinema (ACID) section at the Cannes Film Festival, which celebrates innovation and experimentation in filmmaking and aims to giving [...]