Anna Kavan was a British Twentieth Century writer of novels and short stories. Her distinctive style has been admired by other significant writers including Brian Aldiss, J.G.Ballard, Doris Lessing, Anais Nin and Jean Rhys.
Founded in 2009, the Anna Kavan Society aims to encourage wider readership and increase academic scholarship of Kavanís work...
Anna Kavan at the Freud Museum, London
Anna Kavan features in the Freud Museumís current exhibition inspired by Lisa Appignanesiís acclaimed book, Mad, Bad and Sad: Women and the Mind Doctors from 1800 to the Present. The exhibition offers an opportunity to view memorabilia and several of Kavanís paintings within this evocative setting, and to see her included alongside other twentieth-century women writers, artists and intellectuals. There will also be a talk ĎAnna Kavan and the Politics of Madnessí on the evening of 10th December 2013, at which Victoria Walker will present recent research into Kavanís life, focusing especially on her intellectual liaisons with psychiatric practitioners including Maxwell Jones, Ludwig Binswanger and her close friend Dr Karl T Bluth. For further details see the Freud Museumís website at www.freud.org.uk