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The Resource Will, Will Self

Will, Will Self

Label
Will
Title
Will
Statement of responsibility
Will Self
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Will Self is one of Britain's best-known contemporary writers, a public intellectual whose novels have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize and translated into over twenty languages. In Will, his first ever memoir, he turns his attention fully to his own self, and in particular his addictions as a young man. An addiction memoir like no other, Will echoes the best of Self's psychedelic fiction, and is one of the most eloquent depictions of the allure of hard drugs ever written. Will spins the reader from Self's childhood in a North London suburb to his mind-expanding education at Oxford, to a Burroughsian trip to Morocco, an outback vision in Australia, and, finally, a surreal turn in rehab. Self uses drugs from a young age, hiding acid, amphetamine, and weed in a tin of Dilly Duckling cough pastilles. His university years are fueled with books but also with "heroin, hashish, cocaine, grass, and amphetamine." Self smokes dope in suburbia, buys opium in India, and even injects methamphetamine on a camping trip in Wales's Black Mountains. And his extreme highs inevitably give way to deep lows, an enthralling cycle that persists and repeats. One of the best minds of our generation, whose mordant humor and vivid images shine in this technicolor portrait of family, art, and self-expression, Self has written in Will both a künstlerroman and confessional, a tale of excess and degradation, a karmic cycle that leads back to the author's own lack of . . . will"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Self, Will
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6069.E3654
LC item number
Z46 2020
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Self, Will
  • Authors, English
  • Self, Will
  • Authors, English
  • Drug abuse
Label
Will, Will Self
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1104931940
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9780802128461
Lccn
2019040578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1104931940
Label
Will, Will Self
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1104931940
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9780802128461
Lccn
2019040578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1104931940

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