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Arts feature

Nottingham resuscitates a classic of the 60s literary avant-garde

Peter Robins reports on a site-specific transformation of The Unfortunates by the literary innovator B.S. Johnson

5 December 2015

9:00 AM

5 December 2015

9:00 AM

In the basement of a busy café in Hockley, Nottingham, which may not have known exactly what it was letting itself in for, a young woman is loudly dissecting an unsatisfactory lunch: ‘Deep in my heart I know I love chips.’ In another basement a few hundred yards away, lit by a single floor lamp, another woman is detailing the process of a man’s decline with tear-jerking, understated tenderness.

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