Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The dangers of psychogeography

Recently, I blogged about Iain Sinclair's London Review of Books essay The last London.

I rather like this letter to the LRB in reply:
Like Iain Sinclair, I too walk on the canal path between Victoria Park and Broadway Market, but in many years of doing so I’ve never seen anybody fall into the canal. Sinclair, on the other hand, reports witnessing two such episodes, apparently within a short interval of time. Correlation doesn’t entail causation, but I can’t help asking whether these incidents might be correlated with the presence of a psychogeographer wandering dreamily in search of evocative connections in the middle of the path. 
Giacinto Palmieri
London E2

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