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10 April 2009

Eye – a Quaker look at the world - preview
A novel with a difference
Reading a novel from beginning to end might one day become a historical experience
  • From the nineteenth century onwards, writers and artists have experimented with new forms of telling a story
  • The Identity Parade is such a book and instead of buying it in a bookshop or borrowing it from a library, you must ‘read’ it in an art gallery

  • The Identity Parade is a visual arts novel that charts the psychic experience of a poet, Simon Miles, who suffered a mental collapse and recorded it
  • Simon was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a modern term for manic depression
  • For ten years after his breakdown he made a record in text, collage and image of what it was like to descend into madness and to emerge from it
  • When he died suddenly in 2005, aged forty-eight, he left behind a trail of collages and journal entries in a cluttered flat

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