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My Favourite London Devils is a delirious gathering of some of the writers, living and dead, who haunt Iain Sinclair and who inform his own London books. And yet it is so much more than that. Devils is a gazetteer of influences and enthusiasms. A charge sheet. And a fragmented autobiography laid out through a series of portraits as picaresque as John Aubrey’s Brief Lives.

In these pages, Mr Sinclair encounters established London authorities: Peter Ackroyd, Michael Moorcock, J.G. Ballard, Angela Carter. We pay our respects to the eternally rediscovered: Patrick Hamilton and Alexander Baron. And the reforgotten: Roland Camberton and Robert Westerby. Other writers considered: John Healy (The Grass Arena), Jack Kerouac and Joseph Conrad. Fifteen in total.

My Favourite London Devils also contains specially commissioned artwork by Dave McKean. Sixteen Illustrations — including one of Mr Sinclair himself — adorn these pages. Mr McKean also provides an extraordinary ‘Catcombs’ image, which is bound into the ltd editions, and features on the paperback front cover.

My Favourite London Devils is a delirious gathering of some of the writers, living and dead, who haunt Iain Sinclair and who inform his own London books. And yet it is so much more than that. Devils is a gazetteer of influences and enthusiasms. A charge sheet. And a fragmented autobiography laid out through a series of portraits as picaresque as John Aubrey’s Brief Lives.

In these pages, Mr Sinclair encounters established London authorities: Peter Ackroyd, Michael Moorcock, J.G. Ballard, Angela Carter. We pay our respects to the eternally rediscovered: Patrick Hamilton and Alexander Baron. And the reforgotten: Roland Camberton and Robert Westerby. Other writers considered: John Healy (The Grass Arena), Jack Kerouac and Joseph Conrad. Fifteen in total.

My Favourite London Devils also contains specially commissioned artwork by Dave McKean. Sixteen Illustrations — including one of Mr Sinclair himself — adorn these pages. Mr McKean also provides an extraordinary ‘Catcombs’ image, which is bound into the ltd editions, and features on the paperback front cover.

 

 

 

 

Yet another book by Iain coming out soon.

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2 comments to My Favourite London Devils coming out soon for Tangerine Press

  • Rupert

    Sinclair fans beware: although this is a beautifully produced book, it is simply an anthology of previously published forewords and chapters from elsewhere with new drawings by Dave McKean. A bit disappointed this morning when it turned up

  • ben

    This is what Iain had to say on the subject:

    It’s true these are not ‘new’ pieces. But they are all revised and tweaked. Dave McKean has done a great job. It is an anthology, a selection. Many of the pieces are out of print or came from obscure places.

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