Patricia Duncker





Patricia Duncker


Born
in Kingston, Jamaica
June 29, 1951


Patricia Duncker attended school in England and, after a period spent working in Germany, she read English at Newnham College, Cambridge.

She studied for a D.Phil. in English and German Romanticism at St Hugh's College, Oxford.

From 1993-2002, she taught Literature at the University of Aberystwyth, and from 2002-2006, has been Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, teaching the MA in Prose Fiction.

In January 2007, she moved to the University of Manchester where she is Professor of Modern Literature.

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Hallucinating Foucault

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The Deadly Space Between

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The Doctor: A Novel

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Miss Webster And Chérif

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Seven Tales of Sex and Death

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“The love between a writer and a reader is never celebrated.”
Patricia Duncker, Hallucinating Foucault

“All writers are, somewhere or other, mad. Not les grands fous, like Rimbaud, but mad, yes, mad. Because we do not believe in the stability of reality. We know that it can fragment, like a sheet of glass or a car's windscreen. but we also know that reality can be invented, reordered, constructed, remade. Writing is, in itself, an act of violence perpetrated against reality.”
Patricia Duncker, Hallucinating Foucault

“We articulate our fears, like children in the dark, giving them names in order to tame them.”
Patricia Duncker, Hallucinating Foucault

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