The Ancient Device

O'Sullivan, Simon D.. 2024. The Ancient Device. Charmouth: Triarchy Press. ISBN 9781917251013​ [Book] (In Press)

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The Ancient Device is both a novel and an exploration of what the author calls the ‘fiction of the self’. The title of the book refers to this fiction that we all necessarily inhabit, but also to performance as a kind of device (and, indeed, the book as a device too). At stake in this exploration is also the development of an idea of ‘myth-work’ and how narrative and the laying out of imaginary landscapes and figures can work as a form of repair.

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Performance, Walking, Pilgrimage, Mumming, Fiction of the Self, Myth-work, Fictioning, Art Writing, Theory-Fiction, Autofiction

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Visual Cultures


1 September 2024

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01 May 2024 10:49

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20 Jun 2024 15:48


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