Los ríos perdidos de Londres y El sublime topográfico, de Iain Sinclair

Iain in Argentina

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My Favourite London Devils coming out soon for Tangerine Press

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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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Kodak Mantra Diaries and Other Smoke Signals now out

They kept their word, the hardcover book is out

http://weheardyoulikebooks.com/releases/kodak-mantra-diaries/

 

It’s the promise of “We heard you like books”

http://weheardyoulikebooks.com/releases/kodak-mantra-diaries/

 

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Westering by Test Centre

Now out

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Westering
£10.00–£20.00

‘The touch of Hackney gravity was countered, or flattered perhaps, by expeditions, outings, tramps to the west . . . West was a necessary otherness, never, quite, an aspiration . . . Westering took its place in the scheme of things as another managed neurosis. Nothing in London would move forward without it.’

Westering is a text compiled from notes and diary jottings of time spent in the West Country in the 1970s. Like RED EYE, published by Test Centre in 2013, it is material gleaned from the archive. The fragments of Westering are part of a larger unpublished collection of writings from the time. They include the poem ‘Tides of the Rat’, Sinclair’s day-to-day journal at the period of composition of the essay material in Lud Heat (1975), put together while staying in Golden Cap, Dorset. The text also contains an introductory note by Chris Torrance.

£10 | £20 + p&p. 225mm x 170mm. 24pp. including 6 images from Sinclair’s archive.
3 folded 8-page signatures, stapled, with additional bookmark, only available with this edition.
Risograph printed in blue ink.
Published in a limited edition of 150 copies, of which 26 are signed, numbered, and contain additional holograph material.
Designed and printed by Traven T. Croves.
The same 3 signatures will also appear as pages 65–88 in the journal Bricks from the Kiln #1, due to be published in December 2015.

A post by Iain about his gig at the University of Kent and poetry

“In my strange new life as visitor or cultural goad at the University of Kent in Canterbury, I have been reintroduced to poetry as a live concern. And asked to explain why I called it a ‘secret’ part of my practice. There was only one student poet signed up for the initial seminar, but a solid smattering of veterans around my own age, keen on the gossip. And then, that first evening, I had a good time interacting with musicians, down in the town at a gig called Free Range (with reason). It was assumed by all the folk I met that I’d published no poetry after the final Albion Village Press book, Suicide Bridge, in 1979. This is not quite the case. Indeed, Suicide Bridge has been brought back by Skylight Press with a bunch of new material, books of the West and North that never made it into the original version. I think Skylight shifted around six copies last year. Nicholas Johnson, promoter of the excellent and upcoming Black Huts Festival in Hastings, brought out a big collection of mine, Firewall, in 2006. With all the ‘secret’ books and elective obscurities from 1979-2006. And an introduction by Michael McClure. So here is the news for Canterbury: secrets are just things you don’t want to find.”