You have no items in your shopping cart.
Search

Negative Space

ISBN: 9781785371912
€14.95
This searingly intimate literary debut from top Irish art critic Cristín Leach weaves words and art with an unravelling of self that comes when a marriage breaks.
Availability: In Stock
+ -
60 Points

In a multi-layered and incisive narrative, Leach writes about the gaps
between reality and perception, about writing and anxiety, body and
brain, breaking and making, succeeding and failing, conventionality
and independence.

The non-linear structure of Negative Space, with repeats, retakes, and
details deliberately left unsaid, mimics the gaps in memory and
understanding that are part of the human condition, especially during
times of great stress. It’s about art and writing as a fundamental way
of explaining and understanding the world, perhaps saying what
cannot be said, or revealing without showing.
Negative Space is a memoir about writing and the expression of art as
a salve and a means of escape, marriage as a refuge and a trap, the
nature of home, and what happens when everything falls apart.

Write your own review Close Review Form
  • Only registered users can write reviews
*
*
Bad
Excellent
Description

In a multi-layered and incisive narrative, Leach writes about the gaps
between reality and perception, about writing and anxiety, body and
brain, breaking and making, succeeding and failing, conventionality
and independence.

The non-linear structure of Negative Space, with repeats, retakes, and
details deliberately left unsaid, mimics the gaps in memory and
understanding that are part of the human condition, especially during
times of great stress. It’s about art and writing as a fundamental way
of explaining and understanding the world, perhaps saying what
cannot be said, or revealing without showing.
Negative Space is a memoir about writing and the expression of art as
a salve and a means of escape, marriage as a refuge and a trap, the
nature of home, and what happens when everything falls apart.

Customers who bought this item also bought

Idol

Availability: In Stock
**Dubray Staff Recommended Read** The face of a lifestyle brand with an almost cult-like following, Samantha Miller has spent her career fighting for the right of every woman to tell their truth. But her perfectly curated life begins to unravel when a childhood friend suggests that Samantha’s truth may not be the whole story. Deftly exploring wellness culture, social media influencers, and the murkier side of the #MeToo movement, this novel is as compulsive as a thriller and might be O’Neill’s best yet! Recommended by Alison Reilly, Dubray Liffey Valley
€13.99 €19.55

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Availability: In Stock
€41.95

The Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine

Availability: Out of Stock
€22.35

Eat Or We Both Starve

Availability: In Stock
A daring first collection from an exciting young Irish poet, tackling how to live with the past and not be consumed by it.
€15.35