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Lud heat with an introduction by Michael Moorcock and maps by Dave McKean ; Suicide bridge by Iain Sinclair

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Published by Vintage in London .
Written in English



  • England,
  • London


  • Hawksmoor, Nicholas, 1661-1736 -- Poetry.,
  • Churches -- England -- London -- Poetry.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesLud heat and Suicide bridge, Suicide bridge.
StatementIain Sinclair.
ContributionsSinclair, Iain, 1943-
LC ClassificationsPR6069.I525 L8 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination300 p. :
Number of Pages300
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL562256M
ISBN 100099589117
LC Control Number96146325

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Lud Heat book. Read 6 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A work of poetry which combines a narrative of lawnmowing in East London wi /5. A Book of Dead Hamlets - May to April ; Published in one volume with Suicide Bridge (see our review) Introduction by Michael Moorcock () Maps by David McKean () Lud Heat has been published by: Albion Village Press (1st ed., ) The Lewis Graham Press (2nd ed., ) Goldmark (3rd ed., ). Hawksmoor is a novel by the English writer Peter won Best Novel at the Whitbread Awards and the Guardian Fiction tells the parallel stories of Nicholas Dyer, who builds seven churches in 18th-century London for which he needs human sacrifices, and Nicholas Hawksmoor, detective in the s, who investigates murders committed in the same : Peter Ackroyd.   Lud Heat, subtitled A Book of the Dead Hamlets, maps London on the dual axes of the poet's experiences as an assistant gardener with the parks department, especially in his just-published Hackney Author: Billy Mills.

Iain Sinclair's classic early text, Lud Heat, explores mysterious cartographic connections between the six Hawksmoor churches in London. In a unique fusion of prose and poetry, Sinclair invokes the mythic realm of King Lud, who according to legend was one of the founders of London, as well as the notion of psychic 'heat' as an enigmatic energy contained in many of its places. Lud Heat, a fusion of prose and verse, is an exploration of a contemporary city and the historical and mythical patterns that it hides. This edition also includes Sinclair's series of texts on the mythology of place called Suicide Bridge/5. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "An edition of , of which 10 are casebound & contain additional holograph material"--Colophon. Lud Heat, subtitled A Book of Dead Hamlets May to April , was first published by Sinclair's own small press, Albion Village, in Although presented as a poetry book, Lud Heat combines, in a complex collage, passages of verse and prose, autobiography and fiction, history and myth, criticism and social realism. Little noticed at the time of its publication – .

Great news for all Iain’s redears. Skylight Press, as previously announced, has finally released Lud Heat in a new edition, with an introduction by Allen Fisher, and afterword by Michael Moorcock, illustrations and maps by Brian Catling.. The book is now available from Skylight Press website and soon through Amazon, Amazon UK, and other vendors. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Lud Heat: A Book of the Dead Hamlets at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users/5. The title of Iain Sinclair’s first important work of poetry, Lud Heat (), which juxtaposes poems with expository prose, is itself an exemplary juxtaposition. Lud was the mythological king of Britain who is supposedly buried beneath London’s Ludgate, and whose name is one of the etymological contenders for the place name of the capital. Lud Heat. A Book Of The Dead Hamlets May To April Author Sinclair, Iain Format/binding Hardcover Book condition Used - Very Good Jacket condition Very Good Binding Hardcover ISBN 10 ISBN 13 Publisher Goldmark Place of Publication Uppingham Date published Size 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.