A Portrait of Insomnia
By Blake Butler
Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061997389, 336pp.
Publication Date: October 11, 2011
From Blake Butler, one of the most challenging young writers of our time and the acclaimed author of the novel There Is No Year, comes a thrillingly wide-ranging and provocative book about insomnia--from its role in history, art, and science through its unexpected consequences on Butler's personal imagination, creative process, and perspective on reality. Fans of David Foster Wallace, David Shields, and Dennis Cooper will be captivated by Blake Butler's darkly evocative prose and his daring exploration of the challenges of consciousness.
“Lyrical…A weird, waking-dream of a memoir superbly illustrating the relentless inner spin of the insomniac.”