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The Alpine Fantasy of Victor B

Hammond, Chris. 2006. The Alpine Fantasy of Victor B. In: Jeremy Akerman and Eileen Daly, eds. The Alpine Fantasy of Victor B and Other Stories. Serpent's Tail, pp. 165-178. ISBN 978-1852429263 [Book Section]

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Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, and Andy Warhol all wrote fiction ? but there has never previously been a compilation of the prose of British artists. The Alpine Fantasy of Victor B and Other Stories brings together seventeen of Britain?s leading contemporary artists in one collection. Moving, humorous and sometimes deeply macabre, these stories deal with dementia, mortality, mass murder and madness. A young woman derails a Virgin train, killing twenty people, as an experiment in conquering death; a boy fakes an accident to get the attention of the girl of his dreams; an alpine hiker advocates murder as an environmental clean-up solution; and time goes backwards as we witness the ?unlynching? of a paedophile by the local neighbourhood watch. Challenging and expanding notions of art and what artists do, The Alpine Fantasy of Victor B and Other Stories is a haunting exploration of the impulses that drive today?s artists.

Item Type: Book Section

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Art

Dates:

DateEvent
2006Published

Item ID:

12769

Date Deposited:

18 Aug 2015 10:25

Last Modified:

19 Apr 2016 16:41

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/12769
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