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Anna Kavan: Life and Fiction

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Bethlem Museum of the Mind

Bethlem Royal Hospital

Monks Orchard Road

Beckenham

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Victoria Walker will discuss Kavan’s life and work, introducing her experimental writing and her little-known paintings.

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Anna Kavan’s experiences of severe depression and psychiatric treatment shaped her fictional and artistic representations over her long career, as well as her radical politics. Our speaker, Dr Victoria Walker, teaches in the English Department at Queen Mary, University of London, has published widely on Anna Kavan and recently edited a collection of her short writing, Machines in the Head (Peter Owen, 2019).

Image: © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Bethlem Museum of the Mind

Bethlem Royal Hospital

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Beckenham

BR3 3BX

United Kingdom

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