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Jack Graham

Jack Graham writes and podcasts about culture and politics from a Gothic Marxist-Humanist perspective. He co-hosts the I Don't Speak German podcast with Daniel Harper. Support Jack on Patreon.


  1. Elizabeth Sandifer
    October 27, 2014 @ 8:05 am

    Please tell me you've actually been getting into Iain Sinclair, (re)reading Big Numbers, and reading a bunch of Guy Debord and that this isn't the most shameless case of inadvertent conceptual plagiarism since I came up with The Last War in Albion before actually getting around to giving From Hell a proper reading and realizing what I was actually doing all along.


  2. Jack Graham
    October 27, 2014 @ 9:41 am

    I have no idea what you just said.


  3. Elizabeth Sandifer
    October 27, 2014 @ 10:00 am

    In both this and "The Abandoned Line," you're playing with ideas and images that are very close to those of Iain Sinclair, Alan Moore's Big Numbers, and Situationist psychogeography.

    I'm wondering if they're direct influences, or if you're hitting those notes as an independent discovery of the same conceptual territory.

    (I mean, you're also obviously writing about Doctor Who without bothering to watch it, which is absolutely hilarious and brilliant, but.)


  4. Jack Graham
    October 27, 2014 @ 10:18 am

    Sorry, who are you again?

    But seriously… I've never read any Iain Sinclair, or Big Numbers. The Situationists are an influence though, obviously. Mainly I'm just playing around with stuff swimming around in my head at the moment.


  5. Elizabeth Sandifer
    October 27, 2014 @ 12:16 pm

    You should probably look at some Sinclair sometime. The general consensus is that his older stuff is his best.


  6. Gavin Burrows
    October 27, 2014 @ 1:09 pm

    "you're also obviously writing about Doctor Who without bothering to watch it"

    Curses! I've been doing it the wrong way round!


  7. Josh Marsfelder
    October 27, 2014 @ 4:38 pm

    Have you ever read David Turnbull's Masons, Tricksters and Cartographers?


  8. Jack Graham
    October 27, 2014 @ 5:10 pm

    You lot really are making me feel profoundly ignorant today.


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