My Life as a Godard Movie

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Transit Books
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4.9 X 6.8 X 0.4 inches | 0.2 pounds

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About the Author

Joanna Walsh is a multidisciplinary writer for print, digital and performance. The author of seven books, including Hotel, Vertigo, Worlds from the Word's End and Break*up, she has two new projects coming from Verso in 2022 and 2023, Girl Online and On Screens. She also works as a critic, editor, teacher and arts activist. She is a UK Arts Foundation fellow, and the recipient of the Markievicz Award in the Republic of Ireland. She founded and ran #readwomen (2014-18), described by the New York Times as "a rallying cry for equal treatment for women writers" and currently runs @noentry_arts.


"Joanna Walsh is fast becoming one of our most important writers."--Deborah Levy

"Walsh's writing has intellectual rigour and bags of formal bravery... boldly intellectual work."--Financial Times

"Luminous, philosophical"--Lauren Elkin

"Steeped in the pure poetics of now...a smart, allusive meditation."--Colm Tóibín

"Walsh is a sublimely elegant writer ... artful and intelligent."--The New Statesman

Thought-provoking... Central to Walsh's take on Godard's oeuvre is her curiosity about and understanding of the women who appear in them. --Publisher's Weekly

She articulates the sickening feeling of only ever appreciating one's body in the rearview mirror with such terrible precision that it stunned me.--Philippa Snow, The New Republic

It is rare to find a writer who can take such candid pleasure in beauty--the beauty of faces, figures, clothing, and cities--while also querying its injustices. To watch Godard's films through Joanna Walsh's eyes is to see envy and appreciation, longing and disavowal, walking hand in hand. This book is a gorgeous complex gesture of criticism.--Merve Emre, author of The Annotated Mrs. Dalloway