‘One of the most mysterious of modern writers, Anna Kavan created a uniquely fascinating fictional world. Few contemporary novelists could match the intensity of her vision.’ – J.G. Ballard
Anna Kavan now stands alongside Virginia Woolf as one of Britain’s great twentieth-century modernists. This edition of Julia and the Bazooka marks the first paperback publication of this posthumous collection of Kavan’s short stories. It contains some of her most compelling writing which owes much to her personal experiences – especially her nearly lifelong addiction to heroine. An important literary work, these stories highlight the shadowed world of the incurable drug addict and probe the psychological aspects of addiction.
ANNA KAVAN (1901–1968) is one of the greatest unsung enigmas in twentieth-century British literature. Born Helen Ferguson, a fraught childhood and two failed marriages led her to change her name to that of one of her characters. Despite struggling with mental illness and heroin addiction for most of her life she was still able to write fiction that was as powerful and memorable as any English female writer of the last 150 years.
|Date Published||8th May 2009|