Lud Heat: a book of the dead hamlets
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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 plac...more
Paperback, 4th, 140 pages
Published May 21st 2012 by Skylight Press
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Keith
Sinclair is a polarizing author and this, I suppose, his most polarizing book. The poetry sections are profoundly uneven, lanky imitations, seemingly, of J.H. Prynne (whom I admire!); what they lack in rhythm, though, they make up occasionally with a felicitous turn of phrase ("the chromosomes/ are snookered"). All that is lacking in the poetry is found, ironically enough, in the prose: Sinclair's is a brilliant, inimitable voice, perfectly married here to the content: the occult connections tha...more
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May 27, 2013 Maik rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Far too much esoteric mumbo-jumbo and automatic writing for me, when everything has MEANING (the author's sunstroke = message from Egyptian Sun God, of course), nothing has. But the East London exploration holds it together, still.
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Iain Sinclair is a British writer and film maker. Much of his work is rooted in London, most recently within the influences of psychogeography.

Sinclair's education includes studies at Trinity College, Dublin, where he edited Icarus, the Courtauld Institute of Art (University of London), and the London School of Film Technique (now the London Film School).

His early work was mostly poetry, much of i...more
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