I was excited to read that Robert Macfarlane, a writer whose work I always look forward to and whose book The Wild Places remains one of my favorite books of the last five years, is apparently writing a book “about subterranea and the worlds beneath our feet.” No release date yet, but certainly something to watch out for. Hopefully he’ll include a trip to Nottingham.
(Thanks to Nicola Twilley for the tip).
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He's a Nottingham-born guy, Geoff, and educated at the High School, from which one could throw a stone to Peel Street. So lets hope so!
From Wikipedia: "Macfarlane is presently writing Landmarks, a book of essays about language and place; and Underland, an exploration of subterranean worlds and cultures, which includes among its subjects limestone, claustrophobia, the baroque, cataphilia and urban exploration." I can't wait.
Geoff, based on the acknowledgements section of The Old Ways, it seems like MacFarlane is a fan of your work too. Perhaps, while he's researching Underland, you should put him in touch with @Goblinmerchant over at Oxford–for an education on the anthropology of the cataphile and/or the experimental cartography of Nakatomi space. 😉
I'd recommend this book by him & one of my favourite artists Stanley Donwood: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Holloway-Robert-Macfarlane/dp/0571302718
Apparently Donwood cast his own letters from lead to use on an old press to create the numbered copies of the special edition
Will be finding my way to this book. Thanks!
I was in his seminar class and that's how I came to find out about your blog because he put it on a list of links for us to check out. So I think he checks this, presumably every now and then.
I've been massively offline while traveling for the last two months, so I am late to the conversation here but I wanted to say just a quick thanks for the comments.
Peter, I haven't actually read the Holloway book yet, although the holloway chapter of Wild Places is one of my favorites; and, David, it's great to see you here, and hopefully to see you in Robert's forthcoming book, as well…
Wayne, Nakatomi space makes up a core part of the current book I am writing about burglary and architecture—stay tuned! It will be ages before it's out (Christmas 2014?), but I'm very excited about it.