One of the most acclaimed and controversial artists of her generation, Tracey Emin is not only a visual artist. In this book she recalls her formative years in Margate, as well as exploring the Turkey of her forefathers and her life in present-day London.
The intimate memoirs of one of the most acclaimed and controversial artists of her generation.
Here I am, a fucked, crazy, anorexic-alcoholic-childless, beautiful woman. I never dreamt it would be like this.
‘Frequently affecting…intriguing, almost incantatory’ Telegraph
Tracey Emin’s Strangeland is her own space, lying between the Margate of her childhood, the Turkey of her forefathers and her own, private-public life in present-day London. Her writings, a combination of memoirs and confessions, are deeply intimate, yet powerfully engaging. Tracey retains a profoundly romantic world view, paired with an uncompromising honesty. Her capacity both to create controversies and to strike chords is unequalled in British life.
A remarkable book – and an original, beautiful mind.
‘As spare and poignant as one of Emin’s line drawings’ Marie Claire