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Anna KavanblogPost, 31/05/2007
I can only apologize for being so distracted by bath plugs the last time I mentioned Anna Kavan.It can't have been helpful so now I plan to dedicate myself to the cause of Anna and ensure you all know about her without any deviation,hesitation or repetition whatsoever
Anna Kavan Symposiumwebpage, 11/09/2014
A one-day symposium at the Institute of English Studies in association with Liverpool John Moores University Research Centre for Literature and Cultural History and Peter Owen Publishers.
Anna Kavan, 'Julia and the Bazooka': a critiqueblogPost, 15/12/2013
Writers such as Brian Aldiss and J.G. Ballard have praised the writings of Anna Kavan, but I find her work uneven â I couldnât get beyond the first few pages of self-indulgent, rambling dream visions in Sleep Has His House, first published in 1948. Julia and the Bazooka is also uneven, but serves as a good introduction to the qualities (and weaknesses) of Kavanâs fiction.
Reality had always been something of an unknown quantity to meblogPost, 06/08/2007
Anna Kavan was the pen-name of Helen Woods (1901-68), a British writer and artist (her self-portrait can be seen here). By all accounts she was a deeply damaged individual: prone to mental illness and a lifelong heroin addict, she attempted suicide several times in the course of her life.
Anna Kavan: The Best Kept Secret Of English ModernismblogPost, 01/02/2014
We have dedicated this section of the website to the passing on of the good word of short story collections that we feel have been either been missed or forgotten about, for one reason or another, but that deserve and need to be read. The first one Iâve selected is Julia and the Bazooka by Anna Kavan. Anna who? Exactly.