Title: Madness and Imagination: John Burnside and Roger Garfitt read at the London Review Bookshop
Location: London, England
Description: How dangerous can the imagination be? How easily can the pattern-making essential to it slip over into paranoia and psychosis? How do we distinguish between obsession and the intense concentration on the love object that marks the beginning of art and, arguably, of religion too? These are some of the questions that John Burnside and Roger Garfitt, two poets and writers who know how permeable the border can be between imagination and insanity, will raise when they read at the London Review Bookshop.
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Date: February 5, 2013