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J.G. Ballard to Contribute to New Iain Sinclair Project

Author: • Feb 16th, 2006 •

Category: Ballardosphere, Chris Petit, Iain Sinclair, Michael Moorcock, psychogeography

Judging from this recent interview with Iain Sinclair, it appears that Ballard is to write a piece for an upcoming anthology of writings about London, to be published by Hamish Hamilton.

Petit, Sinclair, Moorcock and Ballard in the one place is A-OK by me.

“SINCLAIR: I take great delight in the apparently forgotten. As Ed Dorn said, ‘just because you don’t see something, it doesn’t mean that it’s not there’. I’m editing a fat book for Hamish Hamilton called London: City of Disappearances. An ironic concept: producing the mounds to prove that they no longer exist. Along with vanished buildings, books, people, there are accounts written by the re-forgotten themselves. One unfashionable writer will often lead us to another. Certain names, promoted from time to time, make up a spectral establishment: Patrick Hamilton, Gerald Kersh, Jean Rhys, J. Maclaren-Ross, W Pett Ridge, Arthur Morrison, Mary Butts. I’m happy that I have been able, at one level, to make the Disappearances book into a sequel to Conductors of Chaos.

Contributors include: Jeff Nuttall, Lee Harwood, Tom Raworth, Bill Griffiths, Allen Fisher, John Seed, Brian Catling, Vahni Capildeo, Alexis Lykiard, Paul Buck, Stewart Home, Ben Watson, Tony Rudolf, John Welch. Alongside: Marina Warner, JG Ballard, Michael Moorcock, Derek Raymond, Jim Sallis, Will Self, Alan Moore, Sarah Wise, Rachel Lichtenstein, Tibor Fischer ­ and the film-makers, Patrick Keiller, Andrew Kötting, Chris Petit.”

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  1. London: City of Disappearances also includes a fantastic contribution from Nicholas Papadimitriou

  2. […] Is London: City of Disappearances an edited anthology? […]

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