Tunnel Vision

ISBN
9780571340088
Published
07/03/2019
9780571340088
Format
Paperback
Price
£12.99
Paperback
304

About the Book

A lethal cocktail of memoir and criticism.

A documentary through the speaker’s post-adolescent relationships.

An arrangement of time in Chemnitz, Bergen, Dublin, Paris, Gwangju, Munich and Madrid.

An intimate portrayal of unstable masculinity and sexual repression.

A study in artifice, honesty, faith and the image.

An autobiography of a compulsive liar.

Brave, wild, and genre-bending, Tunnel Vision launches one of the finest new essayists around.

A lethal cocktail of memoir and criticism.A documentary through the speaker’s post-adolescent relationships.An arrangement of time in Chemnitz, Bergen, Dublin, Paris, Gwangju, Munich and Madrid.An intimate portrayal of unstable masculinity and sexual repression.A study in artifice, honesty, faith and the image. An autobiography of a compulsive liar.Brave, wild, and genre-bending, Tunnel Vision launches one of the finest new essayists around.
“The answer lies in Breathnach’s self-lacerating honesty and his skill in arranging fragments to create the momentum of a short story ... Overall the book is a high-risk enterprise. But its innovative impulse is feisty and thought provoking. And Breathnach is a winningly unguarded narrator, owning up to fibs, thefts, plagiarism and posturing, while simultaneously staking his claim as a serious-minded cultural commentator ... The book resonates as the story of many a twentysomething ... Tunnel Vision is written in that spirit: trying things out, not always successfully, but with inventiveness, candour and the promise of more to come.”
- Blake Morrison, Guardian
“Kevin Breathnach is making what seem to me substantial contributions to the field of essay-writing. He brings a keen sensitivity to the practice of criticism and a superb critical intelligence to his own intimate personal narratives. His essays demonstrate not only an impressive depth of learning, but an even more necessary depth of feeling. He is certainly one of the most interesting writers working in Ireland today.”
- Sally Rooney