Dancing Ledge
‘An autobiography at forty’
in Luminous presence
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Chapter 2 offers a reading of Derek Jarman's first extended autobiographical text, Dancing Ledge, in which he sought to understand the links between his personal life and his professional world. Chapter 2 explores Dancing Ledge as a fascinating, partial self-portrait composed using the collaborative methods that allowed him to write at a furious pace.

Luminous presence

Derek Jarman’s life-writing


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