London: City of Disappearances

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Penguin UK, Oct 25, 2007 - Literary Collections - 672 pages
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‘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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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

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

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About the author (2007)

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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