CASTLES MADE OF SAND: THE ANNOTATED CASTLES FEATURE
cover art by Anne Sudworth
THE ANNOTATED CASTLES
PROLOGUE: Ma Bohème, Arthur Rimbaud; Arthur Rimbaud Collected Poems, Arthur Rimbaud, ed Oliver Bernard; Penguin Books, London 1962
'-Mes étoiles au ciel avaient un doux frou-frou...'
CHAPTER ONE: SWEETNESS AND LIGHT: Matthew Arnold, Selected Prose, Penguin Classics, ed. P.J. Keating, Penguin Books, London, 1970; Culture and Society In Britain 1850-1990 ed J.M.Golby OUP (in association with The Open University)1986; Down The Highway: The Life Of Bob Dylan, Howard Sounds, Random House, NY, 200; Greil Marcus, The Basement Tapes; John Ruskin (lecture at the London Institution feb 1884) The Storm Cloud of the Nineteenth Century'; Brantwood House, the guide.
neighbouring town of Woodstock had been a haven for creative people
CHAPTER TWO: UNMASKED: (Music Credits) AMERICAN BEAUTY, The Grateful Dead; DUSTY SPRINGFIELD, Greatest Hits; The Great Rock Discography, 5th ed.; Martin Strong, Mojo Books, 2000
'There's this plate glass window saying throw a chair at me...' Noel Gallagher attr. circa 1992
CHAPTER THREE: CAR PARK BARBIE: News from Nowhere, William Morris, Kelmscott Press 1892; William Morris, His Life, Work and Friends, Philip Henderson, André Deutsch, 1977; William Morris, His Life And Work, Stephen Coole, Garmond Publications, London 1990; Nature Magazine Building, Regent Canal (and all who sail in her); The English Dreamers, ed. David Larkin; Pan Books, London, 1975
CHAPTER FOUR: THE GROVE: Led Zeppelin, From Early Days to Page and Plant, Ritchie Yorke (revised edition) Virgin Books, London, 1999; The Avebury Monuments, Department of the Environment Official Handbook, the Late Faith de M.Vatcher and Lance Vatcher, HMSO 1976; The Ancient Celts, Barry Cunliffe, OUP 1997; The Bone Cave at Alveston, Time Team investigations; the Qu'ran A.J Arberry, The Koran Interpreted;South Lakes Wild Animal Park,Dalton, Lancashire; A Midsummer Night's Dream, Wm Shakespeare; Tim Albery; and special thanks from Ann Halam, on location, to the people of Swadlincote, S. Derbyshire (check out the ponds, they're really pretty).
FIVE: LITHIUM: Going Inside -A Tour Round a Single Moment of Consciousness
by John McCrone
CHAPTER SIX: ONE OF THE THREE: Uncle Vanya, Anton Chekov; new edition by David Lan, Methuen Drama, Random House, 1998; LORD JIM, JOSEPH CONRAD; Mistress of Mistresses, E.R. Eddison, Ballantine Books, New York, 1967; special thanks to Patrick & Leon Charleton et al for the lyrics to the Diarrhoea song.
CHAPTER SEVEN: BIG IN BRAZIL#2: The Rough Guide To Amsterdam, ed Martin Dunford and Jack Holland, Rough Guides, London, May 2000; The staff of the Troppenmuseum, Royal Tropic Institute, Amsterdam; Washington DC, Laura Heger, Lonely Planet Publications, 2001, The FDR Memorial Park
it struck him, with more force than the mellow hammer blow of the drug
itself, that there was a problem here, a problem for the future.
CHAPTER EIGHT: THE NIGHT BELONGS TO FIORINDA: Arthurian Romances (Everyman Library), Chretien De Troyes, D.D.R. Owen (Translator), Everymans Library, October 1993, ISBN: 046087389X; 'The Scarlet House', Angela Carter, in A Book Of Contemporary Nightmares, Michael Joseph; 'Green Tea' by Sheridan Lefanu, and 'The Facts In The Case of M. Valdemar', Edgar Allen Poe, both collected in Great Tales Of Terror and the Supernatural, ed. Wise & Fraser, London, Hammond and Hammond, 1947
''...the mortal and the immortal prematurely make acquaintance...'
NINE: LOVE MINUS ZERO: NO LIMIT: My love she speaks like silence,
without ideals or violence, Bob Dylan, c. Warner Bros,
1965; The Ramayana (this is the site, check it out); Walt Disney's Robin
Hood (Robin Hood
|CHAPTER TEN: THE ELEPHANT'S CHILD: Who, as you may remember, took a trip to the great greasy grey green Limpopo river, to satisfy his 'satiable curiosity as to what crocodiles have for dinner, and came back evolved into a new kind of animal. Rudyard Kipling, Just So Stories. Other Sources for this chapter include, The Complete Book Of Zen, Wong Kiew Kit, Random House 1998; One Robe, One Bowl, The Zen Poetry of Ryokan, tr & intro by John Stevens, Weatherhill, NY, 1972; Cape Clear Island, its people and landscape, Éamon Lankford, Cape Clear Museum, Co. Cork; and the guide to Ross Castle,Co. Kerry.|
Special thanks to Peter Gwilliam, Gabriel Jones, Bryan Talbot for another splendid frontispiece, Anne Sudworth for the beautiful cover art, Richard Gwilliam for terrific web support; Peta Orbach, in memory of a long strange night in the flat above PDF, which is memorialised in Fiorinda's battle at Drumbeg; Mary Talbot, Farah Mendlesohn (for Carling Weekend Hospitality and much more), Liz Sourbut, Andy Sawyer, Gillian Weale of the OUP; Mark (hope I spelled it right) Chadbourn; the SFF, Lisa Tuttle, Sophie Masson; Rodger Turner, David Soyka, Trent Walters; to the Free Butt, Brighton; Concorde 2; the Carling Weekend, Richfield Ave, Reading, The Lion, Reading (for unfailing good humour, and fried breakfast on a hangover); Ice Nine Publishing; Brantwood House, Coniston; Derbyshire libraries; KIT Tropenmuseum, Linneusstraat 2 Amsterdam; to Pat and Neil Mullineux of Stockport, to the staff at Brantwood House, Coniston; to Maxine Morris, to my parents, to the staff of the Swiss Inn and the kind people on the desk at the Four Seasons, Washington DC; to Betty Gwilliam and Jim McLaughlin for the Irish dialogue, and to the people of Baltimore and Skull, Co. Cork, many of whom were quite civil to me once we'd established that inspite of my accent I was travelling with a Derry man.
And dedicated to the one and only, proto-rockstar, alchemist of the mind: that blue-eyed madman, infant monster-genius... Arthur Rimbaud 1854-1891
Castles Made Of Sand frontispiece, portraits by Bryan Talbot, www.bryan-talbot.com