Sleep Has His HouseeBook - 2002
A classic later novel by Anna Kavan. A largely autobiographical account of an unhappy childhood, this daring synthesis of memoir and surrealist experimentation chronicles the subject''s gradual withdrawal from the daylight world of received reality. Brief flashes of daily experience from childhood, adolescence, and youth are described in what is defined as ""nighttime language""; a heightened, decorative prose that frees these events from their gloomy associations. The novel suggests we have all spoken this dialect in childhood and in our dreams, but these thoughts can only be sharpened or decod.
Publisher: Chicago : Peter Owen Publishers, 2002.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (157 pages).