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Asylum Piece by Anna Kavan

Asylum Piece
Anna Kavan

A collection of stories, mostly interlinked and largely autobiographical, chart the descent of the narrator from the onset of neurosis to final incarceration in a Swiss clinic. 232 more words


The Lost Stradivarius by John Meade Falkner and The Parson by Anna Kavan

The Lost Stradivarius

Novella-length ghost story.  One young man at Oxford picks up some old-fashioned music on his travels and plays it with his friend.  One particular piece summons a ghostly listening presence.  496 more words

Pegasus Book Beacon Week 2: Anna Kavan

This week on Book Beacon we’re taking a look at an English novelist and short story writer.

Anna Kavan, the adopted name of Helen Emily Woods, was born in Cannes, France in 1901. 743 more words

Book Beacon

They are honourable and precious to me, these books, in proportion to their great heroism. They are like members of a suicide squad who do not hesitate to engage the enormously superior enemy, life, upon my behalf.

“Our City” by Anna Kavan


Anna K., bifurquer

Anna K. mythologies personnelles, le projet avance depuis le dernier post en mai ! Un séjour de deux mois juin juillet aux Etats-Unis, de New York à Austin en passant par Tulsa, des belles rencontres et des sessions de travail passionnantes, en tête-à-tête avec une montagne de boîtes d’archives ! 418 more words


In R J Dent's Library - Anna Kavan

R J Dent’s takes a look at the hallucinatory works of an author once described as ‘Kafka’s sister’ – Anna Kavan.

In R J Dent’s Library – Anna Kavan… 24 more words

R J Dent

FLASH FICTION: Black Treacle: A story of Anna Kavan, by Craig Laurance Gidney

I’ve posted my short homage to the cult British author Anna Kavan, over on Wattpad. Please enjoy. 7 more words