Anyone curious about the experiences underpinning Carrington’s wildly imaginative paintings will find some of the clues in this packed and sprawling novel. “I want to experience myself as enormous, powerful and beautiful,” she pleads with Leduc in a moment of despair. Leonora allows readers to experience the artist in just that way.
Ángel Gurría-Quintana review of Leonora: A Novel, fictionalized account of the life of the painter Leonora Carrington, FT Weekend, March 28th, 2015
Enormous, powerful and beautiful. Now that’s how to experience yourself.