Tunnel Vision

Kevin Breathnach

A lethal cocktail of memoir and criticism, Tunnel Vision launches the career of one of the finest new essayists around.

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Tunnel Vision is a book unlike any other. A documentary of the narrator’s post-adolescent relationships; an account of time in Chemnitz, Bergen, Dublin, Paris, Gwangju, Munich and Madrid; an exploration in artifice and honesty; an autobiography of a compulsive liar whose intimate portrayals of political inaction, sexual repression, masculinities in crisis and addiction to drugs and pornography collide with six piercingly intelligent critical essays — written with the narrative precision of John Berger, Janet Malcolm or Teju Cole — on photographic self-portraiture and the personal diary. Whether writing about the sale of Susan Sontag’s archive, or the reframing of André Kertész’s wedding photograph, Breathnach’s writing — brave, wild, and genre-bending — inaugurates a dazzling new voice in art and literature.


Kevin Breathnach is a writer from Dublin. His work has appeared in the Dublin Review, The White Review, gorse, The Tangerine, The New Inquiry, etcetera. He currently lives in Belfast.

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