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Stewart Home is the internationally-acclaimed author of Red London, 69 Things to Do with a Dead Princess (Canongate, 2002), Down and Out in Shoreditch and Hoxton (Do-Not Press, 2004) and Tainted Love (Virgin Books, 2005), among others. His new book, Memphis Underground, documents his obsessions with Soul music and the theory and practice of art while marking another step u ...more
400 pages
Published January 31st 2012 by Alpha Decay (first published December 19th 2006)
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Raül De Tena
Jan 04, 2013 Raül De Tena rated it it was amazing
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En el prólogo de “Memphis Underground” (publicado en nuestro país por Alpha Decay), Kiko Amat advierte de la dificultosa tarea que le queda por delante a ese lector que ha elegido encarar un libro que queda fuera de los márgenes de la literatura clásica. Está claro que este aviso para navegantes erráticos sólo consigue una cosa: poner palote a los que saben más o menos de qué va el tema. Y es que Stewart Home es una figura capaz de dejar en bragas a entes presuntamente subversivos en el panorama ...more
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Dec 27, 2011 Stewart Home rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Luna Miguel
Mar 07, 2012 Luna Miguel rated it it was amazing
Al terminar este libro me parece increíble que Stewart Home no estuviera traducido en nuestro país. A su lado hasta Welsh es un PUPAS. Fantástico.
Jonathan Norton
The first half is jolly good fun and show Stewart could be a great sitcom writer for Channel 4, penning savagely satirical episodes for "Peep Show" and the like. After that we get increasingly serious and reminded that SH sees himself as a groundbreaking literary provocateur in the vein of B.S.Johnson (the film version of "Christie Malry" gets a mention here). But although he takes the formal experimentation, he simply doesn't have the skill, poetry, tenderness or self-aware regret that BSJ show ...more
Ross Mcelwain
Oct 17, 2015 Ross Mcelwain rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As he writes in the final chapter: "For many years I've modelled my prose on pulp styles that were in turn influenced by the popular press. Although I want a critical relationship to all modes of writing, this does not necessarily prevent me from being entertaining. I do what I do at least partially because I find it amusing. I want to combine critique, poetics and popular storytelling."
Jeff Jackson
Jun 04, 2010 Jeff Jackson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fascinating mash-up of overlapping narratives about art vandals, government pranks, wife swapping, soul music, blow-up dolls, council housing, heroin addiction, arts funding, and Death. Home undercuts the more sensational novelistic content by including personal interviews, aesthetic manifestos, and diary-type entries. It all coheres into a combustible cocktail that critiques current notions of the novel and draws inspiration from pulpy page-turners, while setting out on its own path that's beho ...more
Aug 13, 2013 Rocamadour rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Soy tan postmoderno, tan fragmentado, tan innovador, tan contracultural... Que escribo mierda para cools con granos. Lo mejor del libro, su encuadernación.
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Stewart Home (born London 1963) is an English writer, satirist and artist. He is best known for novels such as the non-narrative "69 Things to Do with a Dead Princess" (2002), his re-imagining of the 1960s in "Tainted Love" (2005), and more recent books such as "Mandy, Charlie & Mary-Jane" (2013) that use pulp and avant-garde tropes to parody conventional literature. His unusual approach to wr ...more
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