England's Hidden Reverse: A Secret History Of The Esoteric Underground by David KeenanEngland's Hidden Reverse: A Secret History Of The Esoteric Underground by David Keenan

England's Hidden Reverse: A Secret History Of The Esoteric Underground

byDavid Keenan

Paperback | June 30, 2017

Pricing and Purchase Info

$41.72 online 
$44.50 list price save 6%
Earn 209 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

An obsessively researched biography of the three seminal music groups Coil, Current 93, and Nurse With Wound that also illuminates the history of the English underground scene.

Based on hundreds of hours of interviews with members of the seminal music groups Coil, Current 93, and Nurse With Wound, England's Hidden Reverse illuminates a shadowy but deeply influential underground scene. Together these artists and their many associates accented peculiarities of Englishness through the links and affinities they forged with earlier generations of the island's marginals and outsiders, such as playwright Joe Orton, writers like the decadent Count Eric Stenbock, ecstatic mystic novelist Arthur Machen and occult figures like Austin Osman Spare and Aleister Crowley.

While functioning as an obsessively researched biography of the three interrelated groups, David Keenan's book also works to trace their influences, explicating a reverse current that runs counter to the mainstream, drawing upon occult strains of transgressive performance, queer sensuality, and richly textured sound worlds.

This much-anticipated expanded edition of a book first published in 2002 and long out of print comes completely redesigned, with color throughout, with many new and previously unseen photographs and ephemera, including two new chapters: a final summary of how the "Reverse" has shifted gear since the book was first published, and a new essay, "Crime Calls For Night."

Title:England's Hidden Reverse: A Secret History Of The Esoteric UndergroundFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:456 pages, 8.5 × 6.25 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 6.25 × 0.68 inPublished:June 30, 2017Publisher:Strange Attractor PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1907222170

ISBN - 13:9781907222177

Reviews