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Dorian

An Imitation

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Dorian: An Imitation by Will Self
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'Self's Dorian subtitles itself "an imitation", and that it is exactly what it is, in the full Wildean sense. It flatters its original by taking both subject and style entirely seriously. The locations, characters, plot and epigrams are all transposed from the 1890s to the 1990s...Little is materially altered, but everything is reused - sharpened, blackened and intensified by Self's idiosyncratic remix of Wilde's combination of wit and rage, extravagant debauchery with clinical introspection...Self's reincarnation of Dorian has taken the fag ends of both an English century and an English myth and given them new, troubling and hugely entertaining life' - "Guardian".

Accolades

Runner-up for Booker Prize for Fiction 2002.

Author Biography

Will Self has published three short story collections and three novels, all of which are in Penguin. His most recent novel HOW THE DEAD LIVE was shortlisted for the 2000 Whitbread Fiction prize, and DORIAN was longlisted for the Booker Prize 2002. Self is also a big media figure, with a regular BBC Radio 4 slot and a starring role in SHOOTING STARS on BBC2. He lives in Stockwell, South London
Release date NZ
June 26th, 2003
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Penguin Books Ltd
Pages
288
Dimensions
126x201x20
ISBN-13
9780140290561
Product ID
1661760

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