Imagined Identities in Lanark

“if a city hasn’t been used by an artist not even the inhabitants live there imaginatively”

Lanark, p.234

In this essay I explore the relationship between identity and the imagination in Alasdair Gray’s Lanark: A Life in Four Books. I unpick the uncanny layering and blurring of the reality in this text, and also explore the extent to which it matters which is the ‘real’ identity, and which is the ‘imagined’. Continue reading “Imagined Identities in Lanark”

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