After the publication of "Outline", "Transit" and "Kudos"
- in which Rachel Cusk redrew the boundaries of fiction - this writer
of uncommon brilliance returns with a series of essays that offers new
insights on the themes at the heart of her life's work. Encompassing
memoir and cultural and literary criticism, with pieces on gender,
politics and writers such as D. H. Lawrence, Olivia Manning and Natalia
Ginzburg, this collection is essential reading for our age: fearless,
unrepentantly erudite, both startling and rewarding to behold.
result is a cumulative sense of how the frank, deeply intelligent
sensibility - so evident in her stories and novels - reverberates in the
wider context of Cusk's literary process. "Coventry" grants its readers a rare opportunity to see a mind at work that will influence literature for time to come.
Paperback, 256 pages