Author: Stewart Home
Series: Success and Failure Series
Catalogue No: PA-021
Price: 12.95 USD
Dimensions: 5″ x 7″
Published: Sept 2015
Availability: Out of print
“…A bleakly humourous look at the moral bankruptcy of the institutional life of modern academia; it’s supposition, that the archetypal modern psychopath is no longer a Bateman-esque neo-liberal banker, but university pseud.”
—Felix L. Petty
One of the “Best Paperbacks of 2013” as noted by the Guardian.
Charlie Templeton, his wife Mandy, and student mistress Mary-Jane Millford survived the London terrorist bombings of 7/7, but history has yet to be made. To save the future of western civilization, Charlie, a schizoid cultural studies lecturer with a penchant for horror films and necrophilia, must fight the zombies of university bureaucracy and summon the will to become the last in a long line of mad prophets announcing the end of art.
Stewart Home is an English artist, filmmaker, writer, pamphleteer, art historian, activist, and internationally- acclaimed author. Home’s writings include Pure Mania (Polygon 1989), Slow Death (Serpent’s Tail, 1996), 69 Things To Do With A Dead Princess (Canongate, 2002), Tainted Love (Virgin Books, 2005), and Memphis Underground (Snowbooks, 2007). Between 2007 and 2010, Home was the commissioning editor of Semina, a series of acclaimed experimental novels from London art publisher Book Works, to which he contributed, Blood Rites of the Bourgeoisie (2010). In 2016, Penny-Ante reissued Home’s cult classic, Defiant Pose, twenty-five years after its initial publication with an Introduction by McKenzie Wark and an Afterword by Home.