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Moorcockian 'Sieg Heil...'!

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  • Moorcockian 'Sieg Heil...'!

    Dear all,

    Due out on 13th November from Savoy Books is 'Sieg Heil Iconographers', by Jon Farmer, "The tale..." (it says here) "of how from the ruins of World War II, Michael Moorcock single-handedly built Savoy from two factory workers and a public schoolboy."

    In other words, it's a new and alternative opus on all things Savoy... and I quote:-

    "Perhaps the most eccentric yet, this split-personality manifesto has a text that exalts the intense and the neglected, and a parallel story of rare and arresting visuals scintillatingly designed by John Coulthart.

    "A gatefold trade-paperback, weighing-in at 600+pp., it will contain the usual wide range of eclectic personalities: Moorcock, Mr. Punch, Cervantes, Cawthorn, Ruskin, Mosley, Lash LaRue, The White Stripes, Nietzsche, Adolf, Borges, Ian Brady, Guidio, Eliot, Colette, Butterworth, Fenella Fielding, Harrison, Orwell, Nicholas van Hoogstraten, Lord Horror, P.J. Proby and many more.

    "The whole book is shot through with M.M.; there are rare and unpublished photographs of him, including recent ones taken with Harlan Ellison, Thomas M. Disch, and Linda M.; unpublished '60s and '70s shots of M.M., fanzines like 'Burroughsania', the suppressed and never-before-published original dust-wrapper of Allison & Busby's 'A Cure For Cancer', unpublished Cawthorn sketches of Elric and Jagreen Lern, a shot of the 12-year-old Jane Gaskell and the cover of her first book, 'Strange Evil' (the first novel to be influenced by Elric?), the opening page of George Barr's rare comic strip of 'The Broken Sword' (with characters that could have come straight from M.M.'s fiction) and Cawthorn's 1960 illustration of Anderson's epic novel (acknowledged as a key work in the genesis of Elric); new Eric Parker 'Zenith' illustrations, and many non-Moorcockian Cawthorn sketches in a book bursting at the seams with artwork."

    'Sieg Heil Iconographers' retails @ £25 (incl. P&P within the U.K.)...

    Best,


    John.

  • #2
    Looks interesting... now if only I can persuade someone to buy it for me for Christmas.
    _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
    _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
    _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
    _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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    • #3
      It certainly looks interesting. I'd better start saving...
      'You know, I can't keep up with you. If I hadn't met you in person, I quite honestly would NOT believe you really existed. I just COULDN'T. You do so MUCH... if half of what goes into your zines is to be believed, you've read more at the age of 17 than I have at the age of 32 - LOTS more'

      Archie Mercer to Mike (Burroughsania letters page, 1957)

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