Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire by Iain Sinclair
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Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire
By Iain Sinclair

Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire

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Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire by Iain Sinclair

Book Awards

  • Shortlisted for Ondaatje Prize 2010.

Book Description

Hackney, that Rose-Red Empire is Iain Sinclair's foray into one of London's most fascinating boroughs. "As detailed and as complex as a historical map, taking the reader hither and thither with no care as to which might be the most direct route". (Observer). Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire is Iain Sinclair's personal record of his north-east London home in which he has lived for forty years. It is a documentary fiction, seeking to capture the spirit of place, before Hackney succumbs to mendacious green papers, eco boasts, sponsored public art and the Olympic Park gnawing at its edges. It is a message in a bottle, chucked into the flood of the future. "An explosion of literary fireworks". (Peter Ackroyd, The Times). "Gloriously sprawling, wonderfully congested, one of the finest books about London in recent decades". (Daily Telegraph). "Sinclair adopts the roles of pedestrian, pilgrim and poet, magnificently illuminating the borough's historical and spiritual life". (The Times). "Remarkable, compelling, bristles with unexpected, frequently lurid life. On Sinclair's territory there's nobody to touch him ...a gonzo Samuel Pepys". (Sunday Times). Iain Sinclair is the author of Downriver (winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Encore Award); Landor's Tower; White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings; Lights Out for the Territory; Lud Heat; Rodinsky's Room (with Rachel Lichtenstein); Radon Daughters; London Orbital, Dining on Stones, Hackney, that Rose-Red Empire, and Ghost Milk. He is also the editor of London: City of Disappearances.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141012742
ISBN-10: 0141012749
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 25mm)
Pages: 592
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Feb-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Iain Sinclair

Iain Sinclair was born in Cardiff in 1943. He is the author of numerous works of fiction, poetry non-fiction, including Lud Heat; White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings; Downriver; Radon Daughters; Lights Out for the Territory; Rodinsky's Room, with Rachel Lichtenstein; Landor's Tower; London Orbital; Dining On Stones; Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire and Ghost Milk; American Smoke and London Overground. Downriver won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Encore Award. He lives in Hackney, east London.

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