Blog Posts tagged deep england

Post-apocalyptic pastoral and post-industrial

By Paul Watson on .

I’ve lifted the term “post-apocalyptic pastoral” from a book review by Goodreads user Terry from Toronto who effectively seeded my reading list by citing Richard Jefferies’ After London: or, Wild England (1885), Edgar Pangborn’s Davy (1964), Richard Cowper’s The Road To Corlay (1978),…

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The Ghosts of Christmas Futures

By Paul Watson on .

2018 has been my most financially successful year as an artist, primarily due to my England's Dark Dreaming book (fewer than 75 copies left at time of writing!). However when I say my most financially successful year as an artist please don't even think that I’m anywhere near close to being…

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No one dreams of England’s future any more

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No one seems to dream of England’s future any more, just its imagined past. When the post-modernists proclaimed (again) “the end of history” what they should have been announcing, in England at least, was the end of the future. The Conservatives have consistently sold a dream of the…

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Notes on re-enchantment as resistance in Deep England

By Paul Watson on .

Yesterday I posed a question on Twitter as a short thread that I’ll reformat here for easy reading: I’m trying to put together a vague explanation for the increased use—by artists (such as myself), writers, musicians, filmmakers, etc—of a particular view of Britain that is simultaneously…

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