Stock Image

On Walking: - And Stalking Sebald (Paperback)

9 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 1909470309 / ISBN 13: 9781909470309
New Condition: New
From Speedy Hen LLC (Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since June 8, 2016

Quantity Available: 3

Buy New
List Price: US$ 20.00
Price: US$ 19.32 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 0.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Bookseller Inventory # ST1909470309. Bookseller Inventory # ST1909470309

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: On Walking: - And Stalking Sebald (Paperback...

Book Condition:New

About this title

Synopsis:

"A sensitive walk up any High Street is a Pilgrim's Progress" Phil Smith - playwright, walk-performance artist and author (Mythogeography and Counter-Tourism) - recently retraced W.G. Sebald's famous 'Rings of Saturn' walk round East Anglia. At one level On Walking describes this blistered walk from one incongruous B&B to the next, taking in places like Dunwich, Bungay, Covehithe, Orford Ness, Sutton Hoo and Rendlesham Forest - with their lost villages, Cold War testing sites, black dogs, white deer and alien trails. Phil Smith's walk soon becomes every bit as remarkable as Sebald's and he matches Sebald's erudition, originality and humour swathe for swathe. At a second level, the book sets out a unique kind of 'hyper-sensitised' walking for which the author is quietly famous. It burrows beneath the guidebook and the map, looks beyond the shopfront and Tudor facade and feels beneath the blisters and aches of the everyday. The Suffolk walk described here is an exemplary walk that goes beyond 'wandering around looking at stuff' and shows how every walk can be art, revolution and pilgrimage. At a third level, On Walking is an intellectual tour de force, encompassing Situationism, alchemy, dancing, jouissance, geology, psychogeography, 20th century cinema and old TV, architecture, grief, pilgrimage, WWII, the Cold War, Uzumaki, pub conversations, somatics and synchronicity.

About the Author:

Dr Phil Smith (also known as CrabMan, Anton Vagus and Mytho) has claws in several different worlds. One, large and wide, is in performance and music theatre [he has written more than 100 plays for companies including St Petersburg State Comedy Theatre, Opera North and Perpetual Motion, and he is dramaturg with TNT (Munich)]. From site-specific performances in South Devon beach huts, lidos, tea shops and other unconventional settings, to mis-guides in National Trust properties, to counter-tours and drifts in city streets, Phil Smith has long practised what he preaches in this book. He is a visiting lecturer at the University of Exeter and at the University of Plymouth. He is also one of four core member of a group of artist-researchers called Wrights and Sites, who have generated a range of mis-guides, performances, possible cities and forests and other wonders.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Established in 2009 SpeedyHen has built up a reputation for its quick, reliable service. We strive to ensure that our products are competitively priced and available to you from stock. All of our orders are dispatched via trackable services for piece of mind. Our dedication to customer service has helped to establish SpeedyHen as one of the market leaders in online book & physical music retailing. Please take a look at our huge range. Help is available from our polite customer service team for any questions you may have.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

TBC


Shipping Terms:

All orders are dispatched within 2 business days via a trackable service.

All tracking numbers are uploaded when the order has been dispatched.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express