The Gold Machine Beats...A Jungle Death Photo Album. Iain Sinclair.
The Gold Machine Beats...A Jungle Death Photo Album
The Gold Machine Beats...A Jungle Death Photo Album

The Gold Machine Beats...A Jungle Death Photo Album

Coventry, England: The Beat Scene Press, 2021. Limited First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. "In the fortunate summer of 2019, before the airways and pathways closed down for an undetermined interval, I traveled to Peru...My long incubated plan was to track the hoof prints of my great-grandfather's mule train as he made his survey of the headwaters of the Amazon." (from first sentence, unpaginated) As described on front flap, this "...is a variant collage taken from Iain Sinclair's forthcoming book- The Gold Machine: In the tracks of the mule dancers," a forthcoming publication by the acclaimed & prolific British Beat-&-Beyond poet, essayist & critic. Sinclair, with his daughter & a filmmaker in tow, ventured to the Peruvian Amazon region to retrace the path taken by his great-grandfather Arthur Sinclair on a surveyors' expedition there in 1891. With echoes of William S. Burroughs' 1953 misadventures in search of Yage, "Apocalypse Now" etc. (Francis Ford Coppola is quoted "Don't go there!" preceding text). Chapbook-format booklet in stapled wrappers with flaps, published in an edition of 125 copies during July 2021 as No. 73 in Kevin Ring's Beat Scene Press Pocket Book series. This is copy No. 46/125 as hand-numbered at colophon. An exquisite Sinclair collectible; another instant rarity in this outstanding series by the editor-publisher of Beat Scene magazine, the indispensable journal for Beat scholars & collectors (see our many available issues, & more productions in this special series). In as-new condition, substantially mint inside & out. As new. [Item #4569]

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