Category: Book

Michael Tencer: Affirmisms

Fed up with the whole­some good­ness that pops magic­ally out of the neg­a­tion of the neg­a­tion every time you try it? Try Michael Ten­cer­’s affirm­a­tion of the affirm­a­tion instead to exper­i­ence a life crum­bling like your teeth in dreams.

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Andy Wilson: The Brilliant New Hercules

Two years after invent­ing relief etch­ing, the print­ing meth­od best suited to record­ing late 18th cen­tury revolu­tion­ary free improv vis­ions, Wil­li­am Blake & his wife Cath­er­ine moved to 13 Her­cules Build­ings, Lam­beth, Lon­don. For the next ten years at the Her­cules, accord­ing to James Joyce, “Ele­ment­al beings and spir­its of dead great men often came to the poet’s room at night to speak with him about art and the imagination.”

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Ken Fox: Azmud

AROMATIC INFLUX of hard cur­rent, excess adia­bat­ic export, bank pic­nic under­pinned by mop­ping policy. Soak up repo options and bond the bil­low­ing bil­lions in their rallies.

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Andy Wilson: Faust: Stretch Out Time 1970–75

“There is no group more myth­ic­al than Faust” (Juli­an Cope) “When the Ger­mans do some­thing, they don’t fuck around” (Jean-Her­vé Péron): A book about the band Faust, the legendary krautrock group. Fully illus­trated, it con­tains reviews all of the group’s records from the peri­od 1970–75 as well as recount­ing the rise of krautrock and its rela­tion to the social upheavals of the ’60s.

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Rob Dellar: Splitting in Two: Mad Pride and Punk Rock Oblivion

In this incen­di­ary slice of under-the-radar Brit­ish social his­tory we meet every­one from Ron­nie Corbett to a Broad­moor inmate whose index offence was the sub­ject of a D‑Notice. Robert Dellar’s anti-author­it­ari­an and take-no-pris­on­ers spir­it of mis­chief makes it pos­sible for read­ers of every per­sua­sion to find some­thing to offend their sensibilities.
Simon Mor­ris (Ceram­ic Hobs)

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Ben Watson: Blake in Cambridge

Blake in Cam­bridge was writ­ten after read­ing Wil­li­am Blake’s vis­ion­ary epic Milton dur­ing exten­ded bouts of child­care in Coram’s Fields in the sum­mer of 2010.

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