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Umbrella - a book by Self, Will

Umbrella

Umbrella( )
Author: Self, Will
ISBN:978-0-8021-2072-4
Publication Date:Jan 2013
Publisher:Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
Imprint:Grove Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $25.00
Book Description:

"A brother is as easily forgotten as an umbrella."--James Joyce,Ulysses Umbrella, the latest novel by the cuttingly intelligent Will Self, arcs between pre-World-War-I London and a mental hospital in 1971. The title refers to a recurring motif in the book, which appears most notably in the sections that take place at the mental hospital, where the nurses call for an "umbrella” when they need to inject a patient with a sedative. The book challenges...
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Pages:448
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Historical
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 1.41 Inches
Book Weight:1.5 Pounds
Author Biography
Self, Will (Author)


William Woodard "Will" Self was born on September 26, 1961. He is a British author, journalist and political commentator. He wrote ten novels, five collections of short fiction, three novellas and five collections of non-fiction writing. His novel Umbrella was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. His subject matter often includes mental illness, illegal drugs and psychiatry.

Self is a regular contributor to publications including Playboy, The Guardian, Harpers, The New York Times and the London Review of Books. He also writes a column for New Statesman, and over the years he has been a columnist for The Observer, The Times and the Evening Standard. His columns for Building Design on the built environment, and for the Independent Magazine on the psychology of place brought him to prominence as a thinker concerned with the politics of urbanism.

Will Self will deliver the closing address at the 2015 Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) 2015.

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