Under the Influence - In these twelve pieces each writer chooses a writer or form that has influenced their work, and responds to it in a way that not only provides a critical appreciation, but embodies, demonstrates, or holds a conversation with the nature of that influence

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Under the Influence, ed. by Joanna Walsh, gorse, 2018.

It has been said that we live in the golden age of the personal essay. Under the Influence extends the personal/critical essay form in terms of style, structure and approach. In these twelve pieces assembled by Joanna Walsh, each writer chooses a writer or form that has influenced their work, and responds to it in a way that not only provides a critical appreciation, but embodies, demonstrates, or holds a conversation with the nature of that influence.

With contributions from: Owen Booth | Vahni Capildeo | Lauren Elkin | Rachel Genn | Deborah Levy | Roman Muradov | Sam Riviere | Anakana Schofield | Fernando Sdrigotti | Isabel Waidner | Eley Williams | Dimitra Xidous

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