This weekend I saw Iain Sinclair in conversation with Richard Sennett at the Cambridge Literary Festival. The highlight was Sinclair’s response to a question from the audience about his view of Cambridge. Vividly describing the antipathy he felt for a place in which one perpetually encounters “doors within doors” and “secrets within secrets“, Sinclair ended with a line that’s going to stick in my mind for a long time:
It’s a chocked, clogged place which is much more important in principle than it is in practice. Move to London.