Lights Out for the Territory

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Penguin Books Limited, Oct 2, 2003 - Social Science - 400 pages
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'A book about London; in other words, a book about everything' Peter Ackroyd, The Times

Walking the streets of London, Iain Sinclair traces nine routes across the territory of the capital. Connecting people and places, redrawing boundaries both ancient and modern, reading obscure signs and finding hidden patterns, Sinclair creates a fluid snapshot of the city. In LIGHTS OUT FOR THE TERRITORY he gives us a daring, provocative, enlightening, disturbing and utterly unique picture of modern urban life. And in the process he reveals the dark underbelly of a London many of us did not know existed.

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User Review  - Othemts - LibraryThing

It took me forever to read this book, and I don’t think I ever got a handle on it. Subtitled “9 Excursions into the Secret History of London” I imagined it would be the authors thoughts on nine walks ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Iain Sinclair is the author of numerous works of fiction, poetry non-fiction, including Lud Heat; White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings; Downriver; Radon Daughters; Lights Out for the Territory; Rodinsky's Room, with Rachel Lichtenstein; Landor's Tower; London Orbital; Dining On Stones; Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire and Ghost Milk; American Smoke and London Overground. Downriver won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Encore Award. He lives in Hackney, east London.

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