Iain Sinclair

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Iain Sinclair

Writers and Their Work


December 1st, 2007

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Iain Sinclair has a growing reputation as a novelist and writer of documentary non­-fiction. This study covers his major works, but also seeks to trace the connections between the writings and his earlier books of poetry. Indeed, it traces the intertextual curve of Sinclair’s entire oeuvre, and demonstrates that its unity lies in the very desire to make connections between disparate cultural experience, for example between the context of avant garde poetry that Sinclair emerged from, and the world of pulp fiction that he has negotiated as a book dealer and an editor.


Author Information

Robert Sheppard is Senior Lecturer in Writing Studies and English at Edge Hill University, Liverpool. He is also a published poet, previous collections include Daylight Robbery (Srtide, 1990), Killing Boxes (Ship of Fools, 1992) and Empty Diaries (Stride, 1998).

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Cover 1
Half Title 2
Title Page 4
Contents 6
Abbreviations and References 11
Biographical Outline 9
Acknowledgements 8
Introduction: Logging the Contour Lines of Culture12
Chapter 1 Poetry: The Hard Stuff. The Toffee of the Universe36
Chapter 2 Mere Fiction (i.e. it hasn’t happened yet)53
Chapter 3 Ambulatory Documentary: From Stalker to Fugueur94
Notes 105
Select Bibliography 111
Index 122