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A veritable multiverse of odd scribblings, encompassing forgotten British filmmakers, cartoons and comic strips, rigorous French theorists, the occult, street art, and internationally renowned photographers, presented in playful essays that are at-once compulsively readable and formally sophisticated

I have heard it plausibly suggested that were the last 1,000 years of Wes
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Paperback, 482 pages
Published January 30th 2015 by Pallas Athene
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Alex Sarll
Since I started reading this essay collection, not only has the bookshop where I bought it closed down (and this is even before they all did), but of the people whose blurbs inspired me to pick it up, I've gone off one altogether, and spent some months sitting next to another's daughter at work (which itself was back when work took place in, well, another place, and could not be reached in one's slippers). Adding another gloss of distance to what already felt like a catalogue of a lost world. Th ...more
Ben
Jun 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Kevin Jackson had me at "Hello".

(It's tempting to say that he had me at "Perge, scelus, mihi diem perficias" (p. 129) - of which more anon - but it's not strictly true. He got me roughly 128 pages sooner.)

Carnal is a collection of essays spanning the last twenty-odd years, essays on film and photography and writing and more besides. Individually, they are sparkling vignettes of people and the worlds they create. Assembled, they are a powerful, penetrating commentary on the social and cultural fo
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Kevin Jackson's childhood ambition was to be a vampire but instead he became the last living polymath. His colossal expertise ranges from Seneca to Sugababes, with a special interest in the occult, Ruskin, take-away food, Dante's Inferno and the moose. He is the author of numerous books on numerous subjects, including Fast: Fea
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