Insomnia, with Marina Benjamin

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Wednesday, 9th October
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
Five Leaves Bookshop

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With her new memoir Insomnia, Marina Benjamin has produced an unsettling account of an unsettling condition that treats our inability to sleep not as a disorder, but as an existential experience that can electrify our understanding of ourselves, and of creativity and love. The book ranges widely over history and culture, literature and art, exploring a threshold experience that is intimately involved with trespass and contamination: the illicit importing of day into night. With Insomnia, Benjamin aims to light up the workings of our inner minds, delivering a startlingly fresh look at what it means to be wakeful in the dark.

Review here: www.theguardian.com/books/2018/dec/26/insomnia-by-marina-benjamin-review-sleeplessness

Introduced by Graham Caveney

Tickets: £4 (£2 students). Please let us know you are coming on events@fiveleaves.co.uk

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