London: City of Disappearances (Google eBook)

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Penguin UK, Oct 25, 2007 - Literary Collections - 672 pages
5 Reviews

‘A book full of richness, unexpected enticements, short sharp shocks and breathtaking writing’ Guardian

Welcome to the real, unauthorised London: the disappeared, the unapproved, the unvoiced, the mythical and the all-but forgotten. The perfect companion to the city.

‘Exhilarating, truly wonderful, a cavalcade of eloquent writing. London demands an anthology like this to remind us of the irascible quirkiness of its residents, and we have Sinclair to thank for marshalling such a perverse and ultimately pleasurable exercise’ Independent on Sunday

  

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User Review  - allyshaw - LibraryThing

An anthology of fragments and glimpses befitting it's subject. Sinclair has collected myriad prose which captures the London I live in-- a place of ghosts, absences and markers of what might have been ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stewart Home - Goodreads

You can read my contribution to this anthology here (wide main column): http://www.stewarthomesociety.org/luv... Read full review

Contents

SMOKE AND MIRRORS
WEST END FINAL
BIBLIOMANIA
SECRET HISTORIES
OLD LONDON
EASTENDING
OBJECTS OF OBSCURE DESIRE
SOUTH OF THE RIVER
NORTHERN LINES
GOING WEST
TERMINALS
EDGELANDS
NOTES
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
LIST OF CONTRIBUTIONS

BAD NOISE

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About the author (2007)

Iain Sinclair is the author of Downriver (winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Encore Award); Landor’s Tower; White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings; Lights Out for the Territory; Lud Heat; Rodinsky’s Room (with Rachel Lichtenstein); Radon Daughters, London Orbital and Dining on Stones. He is also the editor of London: City of Disappearances. Iain Sinclair lives in Hackney, East London.

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