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.


M. John Harrison isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but he does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from his feed.

A paragraph is a unit of meaning, with links fore & aft to the argument of the piece. (The piece does not, in this sense, “contain” any given paragraph: because it emerges as a consequence of all of them.) A paragraph is a piece of meaning, with its own argument, its private internal flow and logic and perhaps even grammars. It should have a unity in that way. A paragraph is about one thing...

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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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January 2014 -- Fantasy

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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  
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Beyond Reality: 2010-07 LIGHT - finished reading (spoilers) 17 44 Jul 17, 2010 10:14AM  


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