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Stewart Home, Louis Armand and Johnny Pulp (published 22/10/2018)

 

Stewart Home, Louis Armand and Johnny Pulp read from their new books.

10th November, 8.00pm onwards.

The Wheatsheaf: 25 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1JB

Stewart Home’s Re-Enter The Dragon. Genre Theory, Bruceploitation and the Sleazy Joys of Lowbrow Cinema is ‘HEAD KICKING BRICK BREAKING MAYHEM! Stewart Home’s going point to point so we can start learning up. In fact this kind of point-to-pointing is typical in Home, who often lays down detail after detail, even when his first is damning enough. The technique and approach he uses for capturing his phenomena is part of the curious feeling you often get when reading him that he’s strangling whatever it is in the cradle; in his relentlessness you feel he’s using a cannon to kill a mouse, but that it misses the mouse to hit neighbouring mice instead. Deliberately. Home is out to cause trouble. Or what others might call fun.’ 3:AM Magazine

Send Cash : Stewart Home is a prose machine but when his settings malfunction sometimes poetry spews out instead. He is the author of fifteen novels including the pulp/avant-garde classics “Pure Mania,” “Defiant Pose,” “Blowjob,” “Cunt,” and “69 Things to Do with a Dead Princess.” His work since the late 1970s has included interventions and manifestoes in the Neoist movement such as the Art Strike, and a non-fiction history of avant-garde movements, “The Assault on Culture: Utopian currents from Lettism to Class War.” This is the first collection of his poetry, song lyrics and snippets from his mother Julia Callan-Thompson’s diary entries.

 

 

Louis Armand’s Glasshouse’s ‘… narrative folds itself again and again, so that each new chapter deepens a sense of cramped desolation and despair. The constant mood of this inescapable dread comes from the tangible stink of evil evoked by his image-lathered prose… Armand’s is a bleak and fierce imagination, filtering life’s rancid nightmare through detective tropes that often feel like they’ve drowned. By the time we get to the end we realise the detectives and the dead are all skewered by the incoherence of any final resolution. That, and by Armand’s smart black humour. A great read.”     3:AM Magazine

 

Johnny Pulp’s “Palomare Bomb Grrls is so OTT it could only have been written by Johnny Pulp or me! If you’ve been dreaming of a roller coaster ride thru the dark side of a sick mind with absolutely no redeeming features, this is the book for you. If you’re a literary bore welcome to your worst nightmare!” (Stewart Home)