Short stories addressing the surreal realities of mental illness, from an incredible cult writer often compared to Kafka and Woolf
The tortured life of Anna Kavan brought her some reward in terms of great pieces of art. Her drug addiction bore fruit in the Julia and the Bazooka collection of stories, while this companion volume recalls her experience of the asylum. These are powerful, haunting works which can be harrowing but are full of sympathy too.
I Am Lazarus by Anna Kavan
Peter Owen Publishers 2013