Imaginary cities: Darran Anderson. (2015) Influx Press
T. Dan Smith: A funny thing happened on the way to Utopia. An Amber Film. (1987)
I am constantly trying to work out what it is I am doing in creating good companions. I have started reading ‘Imaginary Cities’, by Darran Anderson, and came across this:
‘Fragments of the real are retained, though they evolve…to fit hindsight and are juxtaposed with memories of dreams and thoughts and memories of memories. We are unreliable narrators, even to ourselves.’ [quoted from Kindle sample - I am going to buy a copy, honest!]
As with previous ‘goodcompanionsaround’, I am creating an an imaginary place. AroundNewcastle is being developed thorugh perception and memory; mine, and my perceptions of the good companions’ perceptions of place (largely Jack Common, literature and film related to T.Dan Smith and possibly Robert Westall’s ‘The Machine Gunners’) .