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Suicide Bridge

(1979)
A Mythology of the South and East
A collection of stories by

 
 
This classic text has in recent times been fused to its contemporaneous volume, Lud Heat, but very much deserves to stand on its own. Suicide Bridge was originally published by Albion Village Press in 1979 with the sub-title A Book of the Furies, A Mythology of the South & East - Autumn 1973 to Spring 1978. As elsewhere, Sinclair saunters into the shadowy city underworld with his ever-watchful eye and roving syntax, this time probing the mythic figures from William Blake's Jerusalem and the mythical king Bladud. Previously text-bound entities such as Hand, Hyle and Kotope are made flesh and and given to foggy breath in the contemporary landscape. Addressed to "the enemy" the reader is precariously perched on the teetering bridge while the author kicks at the mythic spindles that hold it up. Sinclair's alternating, inter-penetrating prose and poetry become the uneven struts and pylons of a new concrete/abstract literary edifice. - 'One of the cliffs of Blake's and Coleridge's Albion sweeping against the walls of Everywhere... This is the landscape of another realm. We are walking over a raw and smoking surface filled with surprises. All around are the possibilities of lost tribes quietly bustling in the shadows... This is a rare jewel.' - Michael McClure



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Hardback Editions

March 1979 : UK Hardback

Title: Suicide Bridge: A Mythology of the South and East
Author(s): Iain Sinclair
ISBN: 0-903924-20-X / 978-0-903924-20-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Albion Village Press
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Paperback Editions

August 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Suicide Bridge
Author(s): Iain Sinclair
ISBN: 1-908011-61-0 / 978-1-908011-61-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Skylight Press
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March 1979 : UK Paperback
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Title: Suicide Bridge: A Mythology of the South and East
Author(s): Iain Sinclair
ISBN: 0-903924-21-8 / 978-0-903924-21-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Albion Village Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA