HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist

Will Self

Author of Great Apes

Includes the names: Will Self

MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
6,897 (27,759)5451,706 (3.36)461
Works by Will Selforganize | filter
Also by Will Selforganize | filter
Members
Related tags
1001 (26) 20th century (43) 21st century (23) anthology (26) British (95) British fiction (38) British literature (44) collection (22) contemporary (33) contemporary fiction (35) death (27) drugs (31) dystopia (32) England (56) English (29) English fiction (30) English literature (55) essays (65) F (22) fantasy (29) fiction (1,038) Granta (27) humor (76) journalism (35) literary fiction (37) literature (79) London (110) non-fiction (40) novel (132) owned (26) read (83) religion (28) satire (104) science fiction (42) short stories (227) to-read (150) travel (22) UK (50) unread (85) wishlist (20)
Events on LibraryThing Local

Will Self has 1 upcoming event.

Oct
29
Bookaholics Anonymous at Union Ave Books
Union Ave Books, Wednesday, October 29 at 12pm
The Bookaholics Anonymous Book Group at Union Ave Books meets on the Last Wednesday of every month at Noon. The book for discussion this month is Umbrella by Will Self. New members are always welcome! "A brother is as easily forgotten as an Umbrella."—James Joyce, Ulysses

Radical and uncompromising, Umbrella is a tour de force from one of England’s most acclaimed contemporary writers, and Self’s most ambitious novel to date. Moving between Edwardian London and a suburban mental hospital in 1971, Umbrella exposes the twentieth century’s technological searchlight as refracted through the dark glass of a long term mental institution. While making his first tours of the hospital at which he has just begun working, maverick psychiatrist Zachary Busner notices that many of the patients exhibit a strange physical tic: rapid, precise movements that they repeat over and over. One of these patients is Audrey Dearth, an elderly woman born in the slums of West London in 1890. Audrey’s memories of a bygone Edwardian London, her lovers, involvement with early feminist and socialist movements, and, in particular, her time working in an Umbrella shop, alternate with Busner’s attempts to treat her condition and bring light to her clouded world. Busner’s investigations into Audrey’s illness lead to discoveries about her family that are shocking and tragic.

Location: Street: 517 Union Ave Additional: City: Knoxville , Province: Tennessee Postal Code: 37902 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
… (more)

Will Self has 6 past events. (show)

Common Knowledgehistory Creative Commons License
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Information from the French Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to the English one.
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Gender
Nationality
Country (for map)
Birthplace
Place of death
Places of residence
Education
Occupations
Relationships
Organizations
Awards and honors
Agents
Short biography
Disambiguation notice

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

Member ratings

Average: (3.36)
0.5 8
1 56
1.5 13
2 159
2.5 49
3 377
3.5 126
4 433
4.5 42
5 142

Author pictures (2)

   

(see all 2 author pictures)

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Will Self is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.

Includes

Will Self is composed of 2 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 93,319,033 books! | Top bar: Always visible