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Weekend links 477

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Edge of Industry (2009) by Anne Starling.

• “In her darkroom with her silver salts and gelatine plates, she experimented with the mercurial effects of light, time and temperature.” Hailey Maxwell on the photographic art of Dora Maar.

• A Visionary Work Renew’d: A conversational review of Swan River Press edition of William Hope Hodgson’s The House on the Borderland by the late Sam Gafford & The joey Zone.

Brian Blomerth’s graphic novel Bicycle Day tells the story of the psychedelic ride made in 1943 by Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann while he was researching LSD.

• “The cinema is not the industrial cinema. The cinema is independent cinema.” Francis Ford Coppola on Apocalypse Now and related matters.

• More lunacy: “Fireworks, wild swans and super-cannons were propelling people mentally Moonwards long before 1969,” says David Seed.

• Mix of the week: Then Beautiful Swift Sparrows Led You Over the Black Earth by The Ephemeral Man.

Working (You Are), a new recording by Stephen Mallinder, his first solo work since Pow Wow in 1982.

Lost Proust stories of homosexual love finally published (but only in French for the moment).

Oren Ambarchi‘s favourite albums.

My White Bicycle (1967) by Tomorrow | Trip On An Orange Bicycle (1968) by The Orange Bicycle | Blue Bicycle (2008) by Hauschka

 


 

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  1. #1 posted by Ian

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    Another fine selection to keep us going for another week – thank you, Mr Coulthart. In one of those pleasing synchronicities, I literally finished reading “The House On The Borderland” in bed last night. I last read it about 30 years ago and I’d forgotten just what an unremittingly bizarre piece of work it is. My copy isn’t as handsome as the one under discussion, sadly, it’s an old Panther paperback with a cover by Alan Aldridge, of all people. It also has a BFPO stamp in the back, belonging to the Rheindahlen base. The idea of some squaddie stuck in 1970s Monchengladbach, whiling away the time reading about subterranean swine-folk and the end of the solar system whilst waiting for the Russians to invade is kind of bizarre in itself!

  2. #2 posted by John

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    Thanks, Ian. I don’t have the Aldridge HotB but I’ve got a couple of others, including the later Panther edition with the marvellous wraparound cover by Ian Miller:

    http://www.johncoulthart.com/feuilleton/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/ian_miller4_1.jpg

    I wish I’d been able to provide a few more illustrations for the Swan River edition but time was short and there wasn’t the budget for more artwork either. As to army readers, Hodgson was very fond of siege situations so I imagine many isolated soldiers could sympathise!

 


 

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