“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968

Friday, 26 October 2012

From geology to mythogeography in one giant leap.

Ian Vince is contributing editor to The Idler as well as being an amateur geologist and general poker about in the margins of life. He is also author of The Lie Of The Land, a layman's guide to the ground beneath our feet; and very good it is too. There is also a website www.britishlandscape.org. and that is interesting enough even if it's main purpose is to promote the book. Browsing through the site I came across mention of Counter-Tourism and from there it was but a short step to Mythogeography and the book of the same name. I have the book beside me now - strangely wonderful, and wonderfully strange.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Please pardon this intrusion. Given your interest in mythogeography and counter-tourism you might be interested to know that my new book ‘On Walking’ (and accompanying essay ‘Enchanted Things’) is now available from Triarchy Press:
“this book is an exemplary walk, a case study - encompassing situationists, alchemy, jouissance, dancing, geology, psychogeography, 20th century cinema and old TV, performance, architecture, the nature of grief, pilgrimage, the Cold War, Uzumaki, pub conversations, synchronicity, somatics and the Underchalk.”
With best wishes,
Phil Smith