Nina Power (Ed.)
Even the Dead Rise Up, and the political becomes personal. In Francis McKee’s first novel, observations of séances, scientific advances, group education outings, and Kurdish protests for the disappeared become mixed with his own Tarot-influenced visions; a haunting spirit appears; the relation between political resistance and Spiritualism is cast as an insurrectionary force and a millenarian energy. McKee pushes language to match the raw material of the stories, which are documented through journal entries that move from Scottish islands to Puerto Rico. The author is an Irish writer and curator working in Glasgow. Since 2006 he has been the director of the CCA, Glasgow, and a lecturer and research fellow at Glasgow School of Art. He has written How to know what’s really happening (Sternberg Press, 2016) and co-published extensively on the work of artists linked to Glasgow. Even the Dead Rise Up is published by Book Works as part of the Common Objectives series and edited by Nina Power.
4 ½ x 7 in. / 146 pp / Extensive b&w
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