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Our Unknown Everywhere: Arthur Machen as Presence Iain Sinclair

Our Unknown Everywhere: Arthur Machen as Presence

Iain Sinclair

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Iain Sinclair, the writer and filmmaker, brings Arthur Machen to life as a Figure of London writing, someone who has crossed his path repeatedly as a constant shadowy ghost in the city streets. There are some uncanny correspondences in theMoreIain Sinclair, the writer and filmmaker, brings Arthur Machen to life as a Figure of London writing, someone who has crossed his path repeatedly as a constant shadowy ghost in the city streets. There are some uncanny correspondences in the backgrounds of the two men: both of them were born and brought up in Wales but moved permanently to London as young adults, worked in the many branches of the book trade, and became urban wanderers absorbed and fascinated by the unfathomable labyrinth of the great metropolis. But we shouldn’t push the parallels too far: as Iain says, Machen’s views would probably have been ‘pretty alien’ to him if they had actually been able to meet!The text is based on a talk given by Iain Sinclair at Housmans Bookshop in Caledonian Road in April 2013, as part of a series of events organised to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Machen’s birth. Also included is an edited transcript of the question and answer session that followed the lecture.Limited edition, 350 numbered copies.