The Anthropofferjist Charles Dickens: “Wapping Ghost Ship” by Steve Beard
About : ‘Wapping Ghost Ship’ is a mash-up of nineteenth century journalism in the East End of London by the Uncommercial Traveller (aka Charles Dickens) with contemporary psychogeography by the Mass Transit Lounger (aka Steve Beard). The result is an example of Anthropofferjist fiction.
Published March 2002
Steve Beard is a writer who has produced essays for the ‘journal of fierce sociology’ Inventory, collaborated with London Fieldworks on two installations and is working with the visual artist Victoria Halford on a film about the Health and Safety Laboratory at Buxton. His essays and articles have been compiled in two volumes, Logic Bomb and Aftershocks. His latest novel is Meat Puppet Cabaret.