Lights Out for the Territory: 9 Excursions in the Secret History of London

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Granta Books, 1997 - Travel - 386 pages
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Iain Sinclair's record of his obsessive wanderings through London affords a strange new perspective on the city's culture and politics. Sinclair is brilliantly bad-tempered about the invasions of power and money into the historical patterns of the city and hilariously sharp in his satire of official culture. This book is what literature should be about: intensity of language, humane wisdom, and controlled anger.

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Review: Lights Out for the Territory: 9 Excursions in the Secret History of London

User Review  - Jake - Goodreads

Brilliantly bonkers, irreverent and packed with London lowlife history. This is a funny, deep and sometimes perplexing book of psychogeographical rantings and trampings. It isn't an easy read but ... Read full review

Review: Lights Out for the Territory: 9 Excursions in the Secret History of London

User Review  - Nicholas Flower - Goodreads

Dense, complex and enthralling, Sinclair riffs on London in wild cluttered prose that echoes the intense life and history of the city itself. Every page sparks a digression and every digression a ... Read full review

Contents

The First Walk
1
The Dog the Dish
55
Weather in the City
89
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Iain Sinclair is a novelist, poet, and essayist whose books include the award-winning "Downriver" (1991), "Slow Chocolate Autopsy" and the celebrated "Lights Out for the Territory" (both 1997).

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