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The poetry and transgression that was so much of surrealism’s anarchic force has been recruited into mainstream culture. It has been made commonplace by television…
Repression in the human psyche is tightly bundled. When it has been pulled out of the sprung package so often it is perhaps difficult to…
Our literary culture is marinated in deep traditions of the fantastic and the supernatural, and we export those rich qualities in films and books on…
If critics of ‘readable fiction’ want literature to change the ways people dream, they need first to come down from the mountain and speak to…
My story reflexes come less from fantasy or horror than from the darker sort of psychological thriller – not as plot-driven as most, rather more…
I’d defend the right for any novelist to experiment with form or language, but if people don’t take to it, don’t react by making out…
Fantasy gets a mixed reception – a lot of fantasy is formulaic but most of the award-winning fantasy on the contrary tends to be the…
Every day the eye is subject to a thousand tiny shocks as a thousand industries compete for the eye-kick, the visual hook that will lock…
It is, of course, the first recourse of every elitist to see social barbarism in others.
Recasting fairy tales has become a publishing sub-genre in itself, and has been done both well and to the point of entropy. More interesting are…
I’ve been playing ‘Doom’ for some years.
I have to get out once a week and speak with people or I start thinking I’m the emperor of Abyssinia.
I’ve been a professional writer for 20 years, and there are contours in that time, crescents and troughs.
It’s just that to a lot of British people George Bush represents the worst of all things American. He’s the right-wing Christian crusader, the toxic…
‘Plutocracy.’ It has a perfect nuance: chilly, inaccessible, icy-rich.
If I couldn’t get published tomorrow I’d still be writing. It’s something to do with feeling so overwhelmed by this experience of life that you…
The overintellectualization of surrealism can be a bromide. A dream interpreted is a deflated dream.
George Orwell’s ‘1984’ frequently tops surveys of our greatest books: it’s not a celebration of poetic language. It’s decidedly anti-literary, a masterpiece of personal and…
Since I’ve been hired to contribute to the storyline of ‘Doom 4’ I can say what was always true anyway. I’m working. You see, for…
Rome is a place almost worn out by being looked at, a city collapsing under the weight of reference.
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