Barefoot In The Head: A European Fantasia.

By: Aldiss, Brian W.

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Grading: Faint spotting along page edges, else a fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket with a touch of spotting to the rear (white) panel.


SF novel, a fix-up/expansion of the author's Acid-Head War stories first published in New Worlds. This copy is from the author's own library, with a white printed label pasted in, stating/''This book was a personal copy of the author Brian W. Aldiss, part of his effects at his home at the time of his death in August 2017. Wendy Aldiss, Literary Executor Brian Aldiss Estate''.

''during the latter half of the 1960s Aldiss was closely identified with New Wave sf, and in particular with the innovative magazine New Worlds under the fruitfully controversial editorship of Michael Moorcock; Aldiss was instrumental in obtaining a 1967 Arts Council grant for the magazine, which saved it for a few years. Though never fully at ease with New Worlds's submission to an aesthetic dominated by J G Ballard, Aldiss published some increasingly unconventional fiction here, notably his novel Report on Probability A (short version March 1967 New Worlds; 1968; written 1962 but unpublishable until the times changed), an sf transposition of the techniques of the French ''anti-novelists'' into a surrealist story of enigmatic voyeurism, and his Acid-Head War stories, collected as BAREFOOT IN THE HEAD: A EUROPEAN FANTASIA (1969). Set in the aftermath of a European war in which psychedelic drugs have been used as weapons, the latter is written in a dense, punning style reminiscent of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake (1939); it is an ambitious tour de force of modernism in SF'' (John Clute & David Pringle/The Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).

Title: Barefoot In The Head: A European Fantasia.

Author Name: Aldiss, Brian W.

Categories: Other,

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Faber & Faber: London.: 1969.

ISBN Number: 0571091628

ISBN Number 13: 9780571091621

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Faint spotting along page edges, else a fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket with a touch of spotting to the rear (white) panel.

Seller ID: 41119