The intimate memoirs of one of the most acclaimed and controversial artists of her generation.
Here I am, a fucked, crazy, anorexic-alcoholic-childless, beautiful woman. I never dreamt it would be like this.
‘Frequently affecting…intriguing, almost incantatory’ Telegraph
Tracey Emin’s Strangeland is her own space, lying between the Margate of her childhood, the Turkey of her forefathers and her own, private-public life in present-day London. Her writings, a combination of memoirs and confessions, are deeply intimate, yet powerfully engaging. Tracey retains a profoundly romantic world view, paired with an uncompromising honesty. Her capacity both to create controversies and to strike chords is unequalled in British life.
A remarkable book – and an original, beautiful mind.
‘As spare and poignant as one of Emin’s line drawings’ Marie Claire
Her writings are painfully honest . . . Strangeland is more than Tracey's diary, just as her bed and her tent and her blankets are more than private displays that happen to have attracted a lot of attention -- Jeanette Winterson * The Times * While her best-known art has shown Emin at her most confrontational, in her writing we meet a calmer, more sensitive soul. * Observer * A fantastically engaging storyteller . . . heartbreaking . . . effortlessly funny * Metro * As spare and poignant as one of Emin's line drawings * Marie Claire * A very readable book, and a surprising one too * Independent on Sunday * Eccentrically readable * Glamour * Frequently affecting . . . intriguing, almost incantatory * Saturday Telegraph * Reveals a funny, sensitive and brave woman * Grazia * Emin talks with brutal frankness . . . genuinely uplifting * Scotsman * 'A fantastically engaging storyteller... heartbreaking... effortlessly funny' * Metro * 'As spare and poignant as one of Emin's line drawings' * Marie Claire * 'A very readable book, and a surprising one too' * Independent on Sunday * 'Eccentrically readable' * Glamour * 'Frequently affecting...intriguing, almost incantatory' * Saturday Telegraph * 'An extremely well-written and readable book' * Glasgow Herald * 'Reveals a funny, sensitive and brave woman' * Grazia * 'Emin talks with brutal frankness...genuinely uplifting' * Scotsman * 'A natural oddball - or, to put it another way, instinctively eccentric' * Telegraph Magazine * 'Strangeland should not...be approached as a memoir unless a memoir can be understood to be a Tracey Emin artwork. She is no fake' * Rachel Cusk, Sunday Telegraph * '[Emin's] writings are painfully honest...Strangeland is more than Tracey's diary, just as her bed and her tent and her blankets are more than private displays that happen to have attracted a lot of attention' * Jeanette Winterson, The Times * 'While her best-known art has shown Emin as her most confrontational, in her writing we meet a calmer, more sensitive soul.' * Observer * 'Strangeland is a surprisingly lyrical and tightly written account of its author's journey so far.' * Australian Vogue * 'Emin writes with fierce clarity.' * Henry Hitchins, Times Literary Supplement *
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