The Sitters by Alex Miller

Reviewed by
May 1995, no. 170
Veronica Brady reviews 'The Sitters' by Alex Miller

The Sitters

by Alex Miller

Viking/Penguin, $16.95pb

The Sitters by Alex Miller

Reviewed by
May 1995, no. 170

Intimacy, someone has said, is ultimately unintelligible. Yet this novel suggests that intimacy, to the self and to others, may well be all we have. Miller’s three previous novels move in a similar direction. But in them there was a good deal still of the world of the likeness, of the external world as it seems to be. The Sitters, however, is about drawing a portrait of an ‘art of misrepresentation’, which interrupts our historical consciousness and unmasks the pretentions of rationality, taking us out into the dark beyond common sense, touching something else beyond words.

Veronica Brady reviews 'The Sitters' by Alex Miller

The Sitters

by Alex Miller

Viking/Penguin, $16.95pb

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