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Ed. By S.S. Sandhu

The Edge Is Where The Centre Is


Released: 7th July 2017

Book£15.00Out of Stock

“I am afflicted by images, by things that are seen, pictures of things. They are extraordinary, momentary, but they stay with me.” —David Rudkin, 1964

Penda’s Fen, written by David Rudkin and directed by Alan Clarke, is one of the key films in the pantheon of what has been called The Old Weird Albion. A radical archaeology of Deep England, a work of dark pastoral, a praise-song to anarchistic transformation, it culminates with perhaps the most euphoric revelation in British cinema: “My race is mixed. My sex is mixed. I am woman and man, light with darkness, nothing pure!”

This second and final edition of The Edge Is Where The Centre Is has been significantly expanded and redesigned. It contains a number of new contributions including an essay by historian Michael Wood and an interview with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop's Paddy Kingsland who constructed the sound design for Penda's Fen.

All copies come with a flexi disc featuring a specially-commissioned and supremely disorientating Mordant Music 'sound smear' of a recording of David Rudkin.

9.5" x 7.5"; 100 pages.