STEWART LEE – WHERE ARE THE THINKERS?

WHERE ARE THE THINKERS? is the latest item to be published by Post-Nearly Press. Release date is Tue 29th May. If you’re on the mailing list you will receive an email shortly before release, inviting you to order. Please contact us if you’d like to be added.

STEWART LEE gives an engrossing and strikingly open account of his stand-up and writing career, his craft, and his cultural influences — with discussion on Alan Moore, Andrew Kötting, Iain Sinclair, Mark E Smith, Derek Bailey and others.

The item is original, print-only, and limited edition. 26 double sided pages of original content; stab-stapled; mixed texture paper; original colour cover; cut short of A4.

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STEWART LEE – EXTRACT

EXTRACT from forthcoming POST-NEARLY PRESS book, the 5th in the Conversations Series, with STEWART LEE – here discussing Iain Sinclair and White Chappell: Scarlet Tracings

It had the same effect as From Hell had on me, and Arthur Machen subsequently. It made London come alive in four dimensions – suddenly you’re looking all around. And what I like about Sinclair is – I like so many things about him – but I like the fact he writes these compound sentences of ideas that are really funny. Another thing – and I’m not sure he was aware he was doing it – in the 1990s there was a division between factual writing and fiction, and now, the supposedly factual things, like The Last London, are written by this persona, which is a self-conscious parody of who people think Iain Sinclair is, which is a bookish flaneur, wandering around, regarding the world, and seeing… he wouldn’t see that [hits table] – he would think about where it was from; how it had got into this building; what that told you about the transport network. I find it inspiring how he’s basically worked out that if he writes in this character, there’s no difference between the fiction and the documentary. It’s all viewed through the prism of this narrator character. Who is him, admittedly. But I don’t think he can live like that narrator does, all the time.

STEWART LEE – NEW BOOK IN PRODUCTION

Delighted to say that a new, fifth, issue in the conversations series is beginning production, tentatively scheduled to appear late Feb/early March 2018 – and perfectly, the subject is comedian and writer STEWART LEE, who aside from being arguably the finest stand-up working today, is very much there in the narrative of the series with connecting strands involving Iain Sinclair, Andrew Kötting and Alan Moore – all of whom are discussed. More information will follow, and most likely a short extract in due course. In terms of format, the new publication will be much the same as all the others – see the catalogue page – and distribution will be in the same way too. As with the Alan Moore edition, a ‘waiting list’ scenario is on offer (please just send an email to enquire). — Neil.

DAWSON IN WONDERLAND – new book by Neil Jackson out now

Delighted to announce that DAWSON IN WONDERLAND is published this week by Voices in a Lane. Follow the link for full details.

This short, ambient fiction is part three of a planned seven individually produced items in the series The Last Dispatches of Dust, which already features these wonderful books: As Blank as the Days Yet To Be by Mark Valentine; and ghost:dust:rain by Alasdair Maclean. 100 numbered copies. Cover design by Julian Hyde, master of dispatches.