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A Freedom Only to Switch Channels

The rediscovery of the working-class experimental novelist Ann Quin has been long overdue. Her jagged writing on sexuality and consumerism comes out in a new edition of her last novel, Tripticks.

Tripticks by Ann Quin is published by And Other Stories.

Despite dying fifty years ago, Ann Quin has become a writer for our times. She was part of a circle of post-war British writers interested in ‘experimental’ literature (even though they often bristled at that term), the nouveau roman (New Novel) trend that emerged from France in the 1950s, and the relationship between formal innovation […]

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