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Buzzwords » 3:AM Top 5: Stewart Home (published 14/10/2006)

Stewart Home, who read at the Trocchi night the other evening, has asked us to draw your attention to the following project of his: LONDON ART TRIPPING: Stewart Home takes you on a journey from west to east London as a way of delineating the psychogeographical shifts of London’s cultural centres over fifty years. The […]

Buzzwords » Stewart Home & Jack The Stripper (published 02/06/2006)

Stewart Home (pictured), who made a celebrated impromptu appearance at 3:AM‘s book launch on Monday, has written a review of David Seabrook‘s Jack of Jumps (Granta, 2006) in which you can “discover the name of the bloke he insinuates is Jack the Stripper (but doesn’t actually name) and a critique of his complete lack of […]

Reviews » The Defiant Prose of Stewart Home (published 09/08/2001)

His use of deceit and plagiarism is a light-hearted prank, a thrust against the fetish of originality and genius that he sees as being part of the structure of modern notions of art, especially perhaps in fiction writing that draws attention to the power of such ideas. Similarly, the use of shared names, such as Karen Elliot, Luthor Blissett, Monty Cantsin are equally prankster routines designed to reveal modern art’s need for the genius. The unsettling of these ideas–of drawing attention to the fact that ‘Art’ is structured around concepts of genius, of originality, of creativity by producing things that look like art but don’t involve them–is of course what these routines are about. But such work can have surprisingly violent effects and what is interesting about Home is the way he continues to direct his writing through the present age and its canonical authors, philosophers and artists towards a different kind of future.

By Richard Marshall.

Reviews » Sex and Drugs and the Major Arcana (published 02/08/2020)

The whole novel is about being seduced. These seductions are manifold — desire and addiction, power and pleasure, the material world and the occult, the obsessions with sex, the tarot and the body. In the background, the threat of fascism, Nazis, General Franco and de-individualisation by the state. Maria and Martin rebel against ‘power’ by enacting their own events of bondage and domination, the fear instilled by fascism elaborated in the horror movies they watch obsessively and the Dark Grimoire Tarot — based on H. P. Lovecraft’s Necronomicon — they use to divine their own ‘reality.’

Steve Finbow reviews Stewart Home‘s She’s My Witch.

Reviews » The Witchcraft Acts (published 16/07/2020)

She’s My Witch, as the title would suggest, depicts Maria’s world inside her coven of sex witches (a particular focus of Home’s on social media recently), their rites and in particular burgeoning hold over Cooper, as depicted by a series of highly-organised tarot cards throughout the book. Home has clearly done his research here, as not only do the cards form the basis under which Maria extends her sexual hold over Martin, but also arrange the book’s chapters until its cruel yet satisfying denouement. Home works in a backstory for Cooper as a skinhead, particularly his involvement in the “hardcore leftist streetfighters” of Red Action and its offshoot Anti Fascist Action (AFA).

Andrew Stevens reviews Stewart Home‘s She’s My Witch.

Buzzwords » DW Does Paris (published 05/06/2019)

Dostoyevsky Wannabe does Paris: This collection approaches the theme of interacting/interactions with language(s) that, across the contributors who are French speakers, English speakers, English/French speakers, has developed in myriad diverging ways. Impossible translation, engine translation, dictionary work, ‘resistant reading’; text as physical medium. Also artistic discourse on language itself, what it’s for, what it does; […]

Buzzwords » Paris Does Not Exist (published 29/05/2019)

Stewart Home‘s still got it. His essay, “Paris Does Not Exist”, appears on p. 264 of We’ll Never Have Paris.

Buzzwords » We’ll Never Have Paris Launch (published 17/05/2019)

We’ll Never Have Paris, edited by 3:AM‘s Andrew Gallix, will be launched at Burley Fisher Books in London (7.30-9.30pm) on 22nd May: Edited by Andrew Gallix, We’ll Never Have Paris is a new collection of fiction and essays about, set in or inspired by the French capital as it exists in the Anglophone literary imagination. […]

Fiction » Palomares Bomb Grrls (published 16/11/2018)

‘He was a thousand corroded wounds which had to be forced to live. He smelled of the smoldering bomb & compressed vertigo, a thousand wasted summers, under his skin an over-heated factory of insane traumas, strong convulsions, fever torments & no soul, no consciousness, no mind, no thought, only raw elements alternately chained & unchained – he was away from his body which he saw as a mere burst of flame, a chained monkey, something like a low cloud or smoke, some apocalyptic grin delivering him to inglorious disaster, departure & solitary death. His body was detached from his consciousness, a vampire folded in his nipples, a grey devil, a black crablice & choked & trussed lungs, & all he said was he didn’t die to come back & remake himself but only to give up life & whatever life one had &, well, because he wanted the coffin…’

An extract from Johnny Pulp‘s new novel Palomares Bomb Grrls.

3:AM Asia » Essays » Re-Enter the Dragon (published 13/11/2018)

Apart from soccer players, the two biggest sports stars for kids like me in the UK in the early seventies were the boxing heavyweights Muhammad Ali and Henry Cooper—even if they were eclipsed in my schoolboy milieu by the likes of footballer Bobby Moore. I also used to see a teacher at school who was a black belt in karate practice his katas; unfortunately our Christian fundamentalist headmaster who had been in a Japanese prisoner of war camp— and as a result had an aversion to anything from the east—wouldn’t let Mr Beach teach us how to break bricks with our bare hands! As a kid I watched the Batman TV series so it is probable I was exposed to Bruce Lee’s guest appearances as Kato before I learnt he was the ‘king of kung fu’.

An extract from Stewart Home‘s new book on Bruceploitation. Boom!