Lud Heat

A Book Of The Dead Hamlets

Iain Sinclair

Published: 8 October 1998
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 300 pages
ISBN: 9781862072077


Inspired by the churches of Nicholas Hawksmoor, this collection of prose and verse explores the contemporary city and the historical and mythical patterns that it hides. Also included in this edition is the author's series of texts on the mythology of myth and place, 'Suicide Bridge'.

About the author

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Iain Sinclair is the author of White Chapell, Scarlet Tracings; Lights Out for the Territory; Lud Heat; Rodinsky's Room (with Rachel Lichtenstein); and Radon Daughters, all available from Granta Books. Born in Wales, he now lives in Hackney, East London. More about the author


Lud Heat combines researches into the sinister dotted lines which link up the Hawksmoor churches of East London - complete with a very fine diagram displaying the pentacles and triangulations which connect churches to plague pits to the sites of the notorious Whitechapel and Ratclyffe Highway murders - with a broken sequence of breathtakingly lovely modern free-verse lyrics’ Jenny Turner



‘Dark, dense and learned ... Sinclair means his dark stuff and makes it moving’ Karl Miller

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