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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Day One at That Novel Feeling

That’s right, I’ve joined the blogging bandwagon and started my own literature blog! You’ll hopefully find here a mixture of book reviews, short essays and posts about the general world of literature and publishing. As an English student I read a lot and write about books a lot, but I don’t always get to explore the things I really want to, so this blog will hopefully provide me with a space to expand upon the work I’m doing for my degree, and when I graduate (EEK!) allow me to continue engaging with texts.

I’m totally new to wordpress so bear with me while I figure it all out. Feel free to comment with any hints or tips, or just to say hi.

Happy Reading!

Katie.

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