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Insomnia
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Title:
Insomnia
Written by:
Marina Benjamin 
Read by:
Marina Benjamin 
Format:
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
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Duration:
3 hours 5 minutes 
Published:
November 08 2018 
Available Date:
November 08 2018 
Age Category:
Adult 
ISBN:
9781489478894 
Genres:
Non-fiction; Health; Lifestyle - Wellbeing; Memoirs; Psychology 
Publisher:
Bolinda audio 
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An intense, lyrical, witty and humane exploration of a state we too often consider only superficially.

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. Insomnia is a bravura piece of writing. At once philosophical and poetical, 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.

‘Insomnia reads with the surreal and suspended cadence of those lonely hours in the night that only the sleep-less experience. It is, therefore, a kind and intimate companion to our meandering, agitated, non-knowing, spiritually naked thoughts at such hours. Keep it by your bedside lamp!’
Sarah Wilson, author of First, We Make the Beast Beautiful

'Every insomniac knows how sleeplessness warps and deforms reality. Marina Benjamin anatomises its endless nights and red-eyed mornings, finding a sublime language for this strange state of lack. Her writing is often reminiscent of Anne Carson: beautiful, jagged and precise.'
Olivia Laing, author of The Lonely City