Waking Up in Toytown: A Memoir

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"There is no truer writer than John Burnside...[A] searching enquiry into a life: bruised, filled with grace and as plangent and haunting as any plainsong" (Catherine Lockerbie Scotsman)

"Burnside's memoir deserves to become a classic. Has anyone written about the direct experience of mental illness with such scrupulous observation and wit?" ( Daily Express)

"A brilliant portrait of isolation... This sophisticated study of the human mind argues for our right "to continue in the pursuit of whole-heartedness. To be not-normal after all"" (Fiona Sampson Independent)

"Beautifully written and observed memoir ... an affecting book from a writer of manifest talent; a compellingly readable memoir possessed of a genuine spiritual and intellectual depth" (Adam O'Riordan Sunday Telegraph)

"This is an extraordinary book and one so honest it scorches" (Carlo Gebler Irish Times)

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John Burnside's last two books were the novel, A Summer of Drowning, shortlisted for the 2011 Costa Award, and his poetry collection, Black Cat Bone, which won both the 2011 Forward Prize and the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry.

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John Burnside
Verlag: Vintage London Random House UK Dez 2010 (2010)
ISBN 10: 0099507838 ISBN 13: 9780099507833
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Buchbeschreibung Vintage London Random House UK Dez 2010, 2010. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 198x129x17 mm. Neuware - In the early 80s, after a decade of drug abuse and borderline mental illness, John Burnside resolved to escape his addictive personality and find calm in a 'Surbiton of the mind'. But the suburbs are not quite as normal as he had imagined and, as he relapses into chaos, he encounters a homicidal office worker who is obsessed with Alfred Hitchcock and Petula Clark, an old lover, with whom he reprises a troubled, masochistic relationship and, finally, the seemingly flesh-and-blood embodiemnts of all his private phantoms. 272 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780099507833

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