M. John Harrison


Born
in Warwickshire, The United Kingdom
July 26, 1945

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aka Gabriel King (with Jane Johnson)

Michael John Harrison was born in Rugby, Warwickshire in 1945 and now lives in London.
Harrison is stylistically an Imagist and his early work relies heavily on the use of strange juxtapositions characteristic of absurdism.


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Implacable calm of the water. No horizon line. Heat blurs the edges of the air before eight in the morning. Distant objects–hikers on the cliffs, seabirds on the harbour mole–seem too large. Everything like a film, wrapped in cameraman sublime, documentary sublime. Light, silhouettes, warmth like a perfect saturated colour, all at once. South coast as Salton Sea. Wandering dazzled between the n...

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“Identity is not negotiable. An identity you have achieved by agreement is always a prison.”
M. John Harrison, Things That Never Happen

“Happiness and beauty are the worst things you can have in a life, because you never forget them. They go on and on ambushing you, presumably until you die.”
M. John Harrison, Signs Of Life

“Budapest is a prime site for dreams: the East’s exuberant vision of the West, the West’s uneasy hallucination of the East. It is a dreamed-up city; a city almost completely faked; a city invented out of other cities, out of Paris by way of Vienna — the imitation, as Claudio Magris has it, of an imitation.”
M. John Harrison, The Course of the Heart

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  16 votes, 22.9%

 
  13 votes, 18.6%

 
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SciFi and Fantasy...: What else are you reading in December 2009? 73 239 Feb 17, 2010 10:30AM  
Beyond Reality: Nominations for June! 20 82 Mar 25, 2010 07:38AM  
Beyond Reality: Nominations for July! 10 72 Apr 29, 2010 10:03AM  
Beyond Reality: Welcome to May! 3 42 May 02, 2010 11:28AM  
Beyond Reality: Welcome to June! 1 31 Jun 01, 2010 09:43AM  
Beyond Reality: This topic has been closed to new comments. What are you reading in June 2010? 85 91 Jul 01, 2010 07:26AM  
Beyond Reality: Welcome to July! 1 33 Jul 01, 2010 07:57AM  
Beyond Reality: 2010-07 LIGHT - finished reading (spoilers) 17 45 Jul 17, 2010 10:14AM  


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