We are delighted to announce the launch of Chloe Aridjis’s Dialogue with a Somnambulist: Stories, Essays & A Portrait Gallery, in partnership with the Swedenborg Society, where Chloe is currently artist in residence. Renowned internationally for her lyrically unsettling novels Book of Clouds, Asunder and Sea Monsters, the Mexican writer Chloe Aridjis crosses borders in her work as much as she traverses them in life. Now, collected here for the first time, her stories, essays and pen portraits reveal an author as imaginatively at home in the short form as in her longer fiction.
At once fabular and formally innovative, acquainted with reverie and rigorous report, sensitive to the needs of a wider ecology yet familiar with the landscapes of the unconscious, her texts are both dream dispatches and wayward word plays infused with the pleasure and possibilities of language. Conversations with the presences who dwell on the threshold of waking and reverie, flâneuses of the dusk and dawn, these pieces will stay with you long after the lamps have flickered out.
EVENT: BOOK LAUNCH — Dialogue with a Somnambulist: Stories, Essays & A Portrait Gallery by Chloe Aridjis
DATE: 4th November 2021
TIME: 6.30 PM DOORS OPEN: LAUNCH BEGINS AT 7PM
VENUE: SWEDENBORG HALL,The Swedenborg Society, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2TH
PRICE: FREE: PLACES ARE LIMITED & BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL