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Psychogeographic Review’s Recommendations of the Year

Book Recommendations Darran Anderson – Imaginary Cities (2015) Darran Anderson’s Imaginary Cities is a weighty, erudite book which propels the reader on an exhilarating journey through the history of the city in art, architecture and the human imagination. But, like some … Continue reading

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Psychogeographic Review’s Recommendations – October 2015

This past month Psychogeographic Review has been reading: Stuart Braun – City of Exiles (2015) Read my extended review of this book  at minor literature[s]           Simon Foxell – Mapping London: Making Sense of the City (2007) … Continue reading

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Psychogeographic Review’s Recommendations – September 2015

This past month Psychogeographic Review has been reading: Iain Sinclair – London Overground: A Day’s Walk Around the Ginger Line (2015) These days Sinclair writes like a man  aware that he is running out of time: words tumble out of … Continue reading

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Psychogeographic Review’s Recommendations – May 2015

This past month Psychogeographic Review has been reading: My reading this month has leaned very heavily towards autobiographical works.  I didn’t plan to read these three books at the same time but, in doing so, I was struck by the … Continue reading

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Psychogeographic Review’s Recommendations – March 2015

This past month Psychogeographic Review has been reading: Liz Lefroy – ‘Mending the Ordinary’ (2014) Mending the Ordinary is Liz Lefroy’s third collection and, whilst the poems in this pamphlet demonstrate the growing depth and maturity of her work, they … Continue reading

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Psychogeographic Review’s Recommendations – February 2015

This past month Psychogeographic Review has been reading: Nan Shepherd – ‘In the Cairngorms’ (1934) Newly republished and with an introduction by Robert Macfarlane, this is the sole collection of poems by Scottish modernist writer, Nan Shepherd.  Shepherd walked in the Cairngorms whenever … Continue reading

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Psychogeographic Review’s Recommendations – December 2014

This past month Psychogeographic Review has been reading: Liz Berry – ‘Black Country’ (2014) Wench, yowm the colour of ower town: concrete, steel, oily rainbow of the cut. Liz Berry’s poems are intelligent, articulate and profound. They are also, proudly, … Continue reading

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Psychogeographic Review’s Recommendations – November 2014

This past month Psychogeographic Review has been reading: Olivia Laing – ‘The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking’ (2014) By coincidence I read this book during October, the month I gave up drinking alcohol using the excuse of supporting … Continue reading

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Psychogeographic Review’s Recommendations – October 2014

This past month Psychogeographic Review has been reading: Hermann Hesse – ‘Steppenwolf’ (1927) On the surface Harry Haller is a respectable, educated and well-dressed pillar of the community.  But within lurks an alienated savagery: the lone wolf of the Steppes.  … Continue reading

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Psychogeographic Review’s Recommendations – September 2014

  This past month Psychogeographic Review has been reading: Gruff Rhys – ‘American Interior’ (2014) American Interior is a book (and also a film and an album) by Gruff Rhys, the creative force behind Super Furry Animals.  The project arose … Continue reading

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