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We are delighted to announce our offer for the second half of 2024: a completely new edition of Blood on the Nash Ambassador: Investigations in American Culture by Eric Mottram. Read more about this astonishing book below.

The pre-order subscription deal for this is £15 for those in the UK or the US. (For rest-of-world including EU that will be £25, including EU taxes.) You will have your name printed in the list of supporters in the back of the book unless you tell us you prefer anonymity. The deadline is Friday 28 June.

The book is already in production and will be sent out to subscribers in advance of the September publication date. It is likely to retail at £17.50 (UK) and $22.50 (US) when published.

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Investigations in American Culture

Eric Mottram

Eric Mottram (1924-1995) was a hugely influential British teacher, critic, editor and poet. He taught English and American literature at King's College London for many years, as well as in visiting lectureships all over the world. He co-founded the Institute of United States Studies in London and was a pioneer of the discipline that became cultural studies. He edited Poetry Review during the 1970s, being associated with the British Poetry Revival (his term) and did a great deal to introduce the Beat Generation writers to British readerships. He was a friend of poets and writers such as Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs.

Blood on the Nash Ambassador, a collection of eight wide-ranging essays on aspects of American culture, was first published in 1988 by Hutchinson Radius,but has been out of print for many years. It explores guns, cars, racism, politics and paranoia in startling ways, unparallelled before or since. It is even more relevant today.

Grand Iota/Reality Street is proud to re-publish this book in the centenary year of Eric Mottram's birth. Our edition is completely reset and corrected and has a new introduction by Michael Hrebeniak assessing Mottram's achievement in the context of today's USA.

350pp approx, SEPTEMBER 2024

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