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Rupert Copping on Skylight Press

Rupert Copping was born in London into an eccentric and bohemian family. As in infant, in the early fifties, he was taken to Ecuador by his mother and stepfather – the latter being, among other things, a herpetologist. As a … Continue reading

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Iain Sinclair’s Suicide Bridge

Originally posted on Tears in the Fence:
The new edition of Iain Sinclair’s Suicide Bridge: A Book of the Furies, A Mythology of the South & East – Autumn 1973 to Spring 1978 (Skylight Press 2013) expanded on the original…

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More from Iain Sinclair… Test Centre announces Red Eye

On the back of our all New and Expanded reissue of Suicide Bridge, Test Centre have just announced that another reissue from that period, Red Eye, is now available for Pre-order.  Here is their information and links for the release… … Continue reading

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Suicide Bridge by Iain Sinclair

A brand new edition comprising the most complete version of Suicide Bridge yet published, it includes three extra “books” of material, which formed part of the original work but was not included in previous editions. It also includes photographs and … Continue reading

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Smatterings & Offerings

We are always interested in what our authors are doing, whether with Skylight or with other great presses.  Here is a smattering of recent new release offerings from various places… IAIN SINCLAIR: Ghost Milk: Recent Adventures Among the Future Ruins … Continue reading

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Guest Blog by Gordon Strong: British involvement in the American Civil War

Many, including a great proportion of Americans, are ignorant of the motives behind the Civil War. The extent of British involvement in the conflict is also generally unknown. Received opinion assigns the emancipation of the slaves as a reason for … Continue reading

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Interlocutors of Paradise by Martin Anderson

“Someone is singing, beyond the patio and the hedgerow, a song so sweet it might have been sung in paradise.  Inconsolable melos.  A lyric in a strange tongue.  It sounds like part elegy, part yearning.  Like someone nostalgic, perhaps, for … Continue reading

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Martin Anderson on Skylight Press

“…It was a raw grey Parisian winter day. I was walking through the boulevards that a few years earlier had echoed to the sounds of students marching. In a small flat off the Rue Mouffetard I was introduced to a … Continue reading

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Lud Heat: A Book of the Dead Hamlets by Iain Sinclair

Standing there, on a walk along the whole chain of Hawksmoor churches, we notice five minor obelisks in the fenced area beyond Blake’s burial slab. The Old Street obelisk is aligned beyond the boundary wall: the point of force is discovered. We also come … Continue reading

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Iain Sinclair on Skylight Press

Iain Sinclair describes himself as a “British writer, documentarist, film maker, poet, flâneur, metropolitan prophet and urban shaman, keeper of lost cultures and futurologist.”  He was born in Cardiff in 1943 but has lived much of his life in Hackney, … Continue reading

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