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Escape from mythologised space

Writers invent and evoke worlds of the imagination, but they also play an important role in constructing and defining the identity of the real-life, physical places they write about. The increasingly ubiquitous Iain Sinclair is one of a number of contemporary British authors who have established reputations for their writing about, or inspired by, the physical fabric of London and its history, and he has even been credited with having some responsibility, through his books, for the ...

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