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Iain’s interview in Chile (in Spanish)

The title could be misleading as the interview actually took place in Hackney, in Iain’s home and apparently, outside, it was snowing…

http://www.quepasa.cl/articulo/actualidad/2018/04/historia-personal-de-londres.shtml/

 

STEWART LEE – WHERE ARE THE THINKERS? by Post-Nearly Press

 
 
WHERE ARE THE THINKERS?
 
ORDERS CAN BE PLACED NOW. RELEASE DATE IS TUESDAY 29TH MAY 2018 – ORDER MAILINGS AND RESPONSES TO ENQUIRIES WILL BEGIN ON THIS DATE.
 
The fifth book in the Post-Nearly Press conversations series is STEWART LEE – Where Are The Thinkers? The item is original, print-only, and limited edition. 
 
Stewart Lee gives an engrossing and strikingly open account of his stand-up and writing career, his craft, and his cultural influences — with discussion on Alan Moore, Andrew Kötting, Iain Sinclair, Mark E Smith, Derek Bailey and others. 
 
26 double sided pages of original content; stab-stapled; mixed texture paper; original colour cover; cut short of A4. 
 
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 In the series
 
IAIN SINCLAIR – IMPROVING THE IMAGE OF DESTRUCTION
 
CHRIS PETIT – FILM WITHOUT FILM 
 
ANDREW KÖTTING – THE SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF BY MEANS OF A COMMON SENSE 
 
ALAN MOORE – COMETH THE MOMENT, COMETH THE MANDRILL
 

“Poems and texts that should probably have been left in the dark” – a note from Iain

It feels distinctly posthumous and not altogether comfortable to be confronted by Jeff Johnson’s epic bio-bibliography (see here for more info). This detective, stalking archives and forensically examining files, tracking down contacts, interrogating by email, has laid out all the dates and details and facts that are not a life. He has also, somehow, persuaded me to allow the publication of lost and obscure fragments from the early days. I have composed a somewhat dazed introduction. There are letters to and from poets, film pieces, poems and texts that should probably have been left in the dark, but Jeff’s persistence demands respect: a quantity of never previously republished material survived my cull.

Iain Sinclair

 

The Works of Iain Sinclair: A Descriptive Bibliography and Biographical Chronology – an announcement

Please note that this work includes:

  • compilations/descriptions of ‘lost’ and/or rare Sinclair material, recovered from various repositories;
  • numerous transcriptions of both recovered and never-before-published text by Sinclair;
  • documentation of the wider scenes in which he was working;
  • and examples of his correspondence, including the complete extant correspondence between Sinclair and J. H. Prynne.

 

The first volume of the Iain Sinclair bibliography (comprising the first three fascicles, published in a single volume) 
was made available for purchase yesterday via subscription by TestCentre

I met Jeffrey several years ago at a venue where Iain was giving a talk and he told me about this project and how it would have to be the most comprehensive bibliography. 

From the TestCentre announcement:

The first part of Jeff Johnson’s long-awaited book The Works of Iain Sinclair: A Descriptive Bibliography and Biographical Chronology, covering the years 1943 to 1987, is now ready to order.

Meticulously researched since 2012, Johnson’s study is at once scholarly, experimental, and informal. The Bibliography details items authored by Sinclair, items edited and published by Sinclair (for example via his Albion Village Press), and Sinclair’s contributions to books and periodicals. The Chronology documents the author’s life as it relates to the work, the two being considered by Johnson as inseparable.

Presented in three ‘fascicles’ (in one volume) spanning the years 1943 to 1968, 1969 to 1979, and 1980 to 1987, this first publication will be followed by other fascicles as they are completed; the next one, covering 1988 to 1997, is well on its way. 

It is published in paperback, A4 format in the style of a 1970s poetry magazine, approximately 500 pages, and with a specially written introduction by Sinclair.

Subscriptions are being taken between now and the end of June, with a small number of copies available thereafter.

 

Order here: https://testcentre.org.uk/test-centre-books/?mc_cid=27a7acf0a0&mc_eid=6352ebfa85

In conversation with Daniel Hahn, Brighton & Hove High School