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Strangeland By Tracey Emin


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Presents the author's own space, lying between the Margate of her childhood, the Turkey of her forefathers and her own, and private-public life in London.
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Strangeland by Tracey Emin

'Here I am, a fucked, crazy, anorexic-alcoholic-childless, beautiful woman. I never dreamt it would be like this. '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. It is a remarkable book - and an original, beautiful mind.

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Strangeland Reviews

'Emin retains a profoundly romantic world view, paired with an uncompromising honesty ... A remarkable book - and a beautiful mind.' -- Croydon Advertiser 'A fantastically engaging storyteller...Emin is heartbreaking ... but she's also effortlessly funny ... This book is a reminder of why so many people respond with their hearts to her work.' -- Metro 'It took me by surprise with its incredibly upfront yet poignant portrait of Tracey's life. No pretension, no primadonna hysterics - just a beautifully crafted and brutally honest exploration of her world. It blew me away.' -- Hugo Hutchison, Marketing 'Reading STRANGELAND is like drinking a bottle of vodka with Tracey and listening to her talk, with real honesty, about everything. I am not sure what I was expecting, but I wasn't expecting her warmth, wit and humour. It really is wonderful.' -- Louise Sherwin-Stark, Sales 'It took me totally by surprise - her ability as a writer, the mixture of styles, the brutal honesty of it all. It feels as if it has been stripped of all superfluous material and we're left with only those moments of her life that Tracey feels are defining and important.' -- Brett Woods, Production

About Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin was born in 1963 to an English mother and a Turkish father, and grew up in Margate. She left school at 15, but later studied Fine Art at Maidstone College and went on to the Royal College of Art. She is now an internationally renowned artist whose work has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the world. Several of her pieces, including 'Everyone I Have Ever Slept With', were featured in the 1997 'Sensation' exhibition at the Royal Academy, and in 1999 her work 'My Bed' was shortlisted for the Turner Prize. Although known as a visual artist, Tracey Emin's confessional writings have always formed the backbone to her work but until now her only publications have been limited editions. STRANGELAND is the first, full-length publication of her writing, which draws together new and revised work from the past 25 years.

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Strangeland by Tracey Emin
Tracey Emin
Used - Like New
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.