Stuart Elden’s new book is out soon. There’s something about the face of the book as we see it in the image without the cover art. I don’t know if its the publisher text at the bottom, or the symmetry, it just feels very imposing! PA
I’ve recently received the proofs for The Birth of Territory, due out later this year. It looks good and I’ve not spotted anything serious as yet.
It’s a strange experience to be reading this in very-near-final form, looking like a book. I’ve written other books, and had this experience before, but nothing I’ve done has taken anything like this long to research, think and write. I can look at pages and remember when and where I first read the text being discussed, thought through the things I would say, and found the right formulation to convey it. Some of the endnotes represent days or weeks of work. I remember how long it took, and how difficult it was, to track down some references. There are sections of this book that were drafted in 2000, and parts finalised in 2012. It was researched in libraries in North America, Europe, Singapore and…
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