Junk Mail by Will Self (Paperback, 2006)
Conditio... — Junk Mail by Will Self (Paperback, 2006)
“The bottom edge got wet somewhere at some time, (can't remember how!) So, there is now a stain which gradually diminishes as you read your way through the 431 pages. By half way it is barely noticeable.”
Author: Will Self
Publication Year: 2006
Narrative Type: Non-Fiction
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Topic: Literary Theory
Number of Pages: 448 Pages
About this product
Everything that makes Will Self' s fiction so arresting and original is in evidence here in this collection of his best articles, book reviews, and interviews from the Observer , the Guardian , the Independent , the Evening Standard , and many more. Whether describing penis operations, narcotics or merely pondering the nature of slacking, these pieces are as witty and acerbic as one would expect from one of our foremost contemporary satirists.
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Will Self is one of the most important British novelists of his generation, and he is as acclaimed in the UK for his outstanding, daring journalism as he is for his fiction. Now finally available in America, Junk Mail is an original selection of pieces from Self's nonfiction and journalism that will introduce American readers to Self as a literary journalist par excellence.
Animated by the scathing brilliance and unflinching determination to walk the road less travelled, Junk Mail is an often irreverent trawl through a landscape of drugs, culture, art, literature, and current events — topics Self illuminates with a keen and entirely original eye. We follow Self into the operation of an upstanding crack dealer, behind the myth of the "pragmatist" approach to drug legalization on the streets of Amsterdam, and to lunch with Indian author Salman Rushdie. Whether he is writing about bad boy British artist Damien Hirst, how literary renegade William Burroughs has changed our outlook on art and intoxication, or what the current state of transsexuality has to say about gender for all of us, this is a lively and necessary anthology from one of the defining voices of our times.