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The Resource American smoke : journeys to the end of the light : a fiction of memory, Iain Sinclair

American smoke : journeys to the end of the light : a fiction of memory, Iain Sinclair

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American smoke : journeys to the end of the light : a fiction of memory
Title
American smoke
Title remainder
journeys to the end of the light : a fiction of memory
Statement of responsibility
Iain Sinclair
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The visionary writer Iain Sinclair turns his sights to the Beat Generation in America in his most epic journey yet "How best to describe Iain Sinclair?" asks Robert Macfarlane in The Guardian. "A literary mud-larker and tip-picker? A Travelodge tramp (his phrase)? A middle-class dropout with a gift for bullshit (also his phrase)? A toxicologist of the twenty-first-century landscape? A historian of countercultures and occulted pasts? An intemperate WALL-E, compulsively collecting and compacting the city's textual waste? A psycho-geographer (from which term Sinclair has been rowing away ever since he helped launch it into the mainstream)? He's all of these, and more." Now, for the first time, the enigma that is Iain Sinclair lands on American shores for his long-awaited engagement with the memory-filled landscapes of the American Beats and their fellow travelers. A book filled with bad journeys and fated decisions, American Smoke is an epic walk in the footsteps of Malcolm Lowry, Charles Olson, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Gary Snyder, and others, heated by obsession (the Old West, volcanoes, Mexico) and enlivened by false memories, broken reports, and strange adventures. With American Smoke, Sinclair confirms his place as the most innovative of our chroniclers of the contemporary"--
Summary
The award-winning author of <i>Downriver</i> shares observations from his misadventures in America, during which he obsessively followed in the footsteps of such writers as Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs to experience firsthand the foibles of landmark regions
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Writing style
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10301986
Cataloging source
DLC
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1943-
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Sinclair, Iain
Dewey number
917.304
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E169.Z83
LC item number
S58 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • United States
  • Sinclair, Iain
  • Beat generation
  • Intellectuals
  • Artists
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers
  • TRAVEL / Europe / Great Britain
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
journeys to the end of the light
Label
American smoke : journeys to the end of the light : a fiction of memory, Iain Sinclair
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http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/671/9780865478671/image/lgcover.9780865478671.jpg
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Copyright
Note
Originally published in Great Britain in 2013 by Hamish Hamilton
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Control code
2013041335
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9780865478671
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013041335
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
American smoke : journeys to the end of the light : a fiction of memory, Iain Sinclair
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/671/9780865478671/image/lgcover.9780865478671.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Great Britain in 2013 by Hamish Hamilton
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013041335
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9780865478671
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013041335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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