SWIMMING TO HEAVEN : The Lost Rivers of London

Author: Iain Sinclair

Editor: Stephen McNeilly

Publisher: The Swedenborg Society

Date of Publication: 2018 (first edn., 2013)

Place of Publication: London, UK

Pages: 78

Series: Swedenborg Archive Series

Dimensions: 205x130mm

Language: English

Cover/Book Design: Stephen McNeilly

ISBN: 9780854481798



Beautifully written and drawing upon a range of literary, cultural and geographic defences, Sinclair follows in the path of the ‘lost’ rivers of London and examines their influence on the visionary literature of the capital.

IAIN SINCLAIR has lived in and written about London since 1969. A renowned essayist and writer of fiction, Iain’s early work consisted mostly of poetry which he published on his own small press, Albion Village Press. His novels include Downriver (winner of the James Tait Black Prize and the Encore Prize), Radon DaughtersLandor’s Tower and Dining on Stones (shortlisted for the Ondaatje Prize). Non-fiction books, exploring the myth and matter of London, include Lights Out for the TerritoryLondon OrbitalHackney, that Rose-Red EmpireGhost Milk: Calling Time on the Grand Project and most recently Blake’s London: The Topographic Sublime.

Swedenborg Archive series

Swimming to Heaven: the Lost Rivers of London is the second in a series of Swedenborg Archive pocket books. Edited by Stephen McNeilly, and drawing on miscellaneous material from the Swedenborg archives, the aim of the series is to make available in printed form, lectures, interviews and other unique items that would otherwise remain unseen by a broader audience.

Additional information

Weight 0.16 kg
Dimensions 20.5 × 13.0 × 1.1 cm


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