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The Last London: True Fictions from an Unreal City

The Last London: True Fictions from an Unreal City

Sinclair, Iain, 1943- author

Iain Sinclair has been documenting the peculiar magic of the river-city that absorbs and obsesses him for most of his adult life. In The Last London, he strikes out on a series of solitary walks and collaborative expeditions to make a final reckoning with a capital stretched beyond recognition. Here is a mesmerising record of secret scholars and whispering ghosts. Of disturbing encounters. Night hospitals. Pits that become cameras. Mole Man labyrinths. And privileged swimming pools, up in clouds, patrolled by surveillance helicopters. Where now are the myths, the ultimate fictions of a many times revised city? Travelling from the pinnacle of the Shard to the outer limits of the London Overground system at Croydon and Barking, from the Thames Estuary to the future ruins of Olympicopolis, Sinclair reflects on where London begins and where it ends. A memoir, a critique and a love letter, The Last London stands as a delirious conclusion to a truly epic project

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Published [London] : Oneworld Publications 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Iain Sinclair
ISBN: 1786071746, 1786071754, 9781786071743, 9781786071750
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Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-318) and index.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (324 pages) : illustrations
Subject: HISTORY Europe Great Britain.; England London.; London (England) Social life and customs 21st century.; Manners and customs.; London
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