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Author Hayes, M. Hunter, 1965-

Title Understanding Will Self / M. Hunter Hayes
Published Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, [2007]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL  820.914 S4651 Z/Hau  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 221 pages ; 19 cm
Series Understanding contemporary British literature
Understanding contemporary British literature.
Contents Machine derived contents note: @MT:Contents -- @TEXT:Series Editor's Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1 Understanding Will Self 00 -- Chapter 2 Urban Bedlam: The Quantity Theory of Insanity 00 -- Chapter 3 Hermaphrodites and Hermeneutics: Cock & Bull 00 -- Chapter 4 Empathy for the Devil: My Idea of Fun 00 -- Chapter 5 The Death of Affect: Grey Area and Other Stories 00 -- Chapter 6 London Noir: The Sweet Smell of Psychosis and Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys 00 -- Chapter 7 Souls in Conflict: Great Apes and How the Dead Live 00 -- Chapter 8 "Here and There, Now and Then": Dorian: An Imitation, Dr Mukti and Other Tales of Woe, and The Book of Dave 00 -- Chapter 9 The Republic of Letters: Junk Mail, Sore Sites, Feeding Frenzy, and Other Nonfiction 00 -- Notes 00 -- Bibliography 00 -- Index 00
Summary "Understanding Will Self introduces readers to the satire, expressive ingenuity, and self-described "dirty magical realism" of a British writer who has garnered an array of writing awards since the 1991 publication of his first short story collection, The Quantity Theory of Insanity. In this guide to the well-received but largely unstudied writer, M. Hunter Hayes examines the key themes, narrative strategies, and cultural commentaries that characterize Self's work. Through close textual analyses, Hayes guides readers through the alternative universe of Self's writing and maps the interplay between his forays into journalism and fiction."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [207]-214) and index
Subject Self, Will -- Criticism and interpretation.
LC no. 2006037505
ISBN 9781570036750 cloth alkaline paper
1570036756 cloth alkaline paper