Umbrella

Awards:   Short-listed for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2012 Shortlisted for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2012.
Author:   Will Self
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Edition:   Export/Airside
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9781408832097


Pages:   1
Publication Date:   16 August 2012
Format:   Paperback
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  • Short-listed for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2012
  • Shortlisted for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2012.

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Author:   Will Self
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Edition:   Export/Airside
Weight:   0.569kg
ISBN:  

9781408832097


ISBN 10:   1408832097
Pages:   1
Publication Date:   16 August 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
This item is yet to be released. You can pre-order this item and we will dispatch it to you upon its release.

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In these culturally straitened times few writers would have the artistic effrontery to offer us a novel as daring, exuberant and richly dense as Umbrella. Will Self has carried the Modernist challenge into the twenty-first century, and worked a wonder John Banville Umbrella is his best book yet ... It makes new for today the lessons taught by the morals of Catch 22, Slaughterhouse Five, The Tin Drum, also Marquez's Chronicle of a Death Foretold Alasdair Gray Self has never been shortlisted for the Booker, but Umbrella is such a linguistically adept, emotionally subtle and ethically complex novel that this could and should be his year Guardian A tour de force ... Despite the bleakness of the message, by the end you are filled with elation at the author's exuberant ambition and the swaggering way he carries it all off, and then a huge sense of deflation at the realisation that whatever book you read next, it won't be anything like this Daily Mail A dazzling feat of imagination and structure: a sprawling, lyrical, stream-of-consciousness narrative that squares up to modernism and brings it kicking and screaming into the 21st century ... stomach-lurchingly ambitious Observer The reader is snagged on moments of brilliance and, most thrilling of all, left to make her own connections Daily Telegraph Umbrella is a magnificent celebration of modernist prose, an epic account of the first world war, a frightening investigation into the pathology of mental illness ... must be recognised as, above all, a virtuoso triumph of emotional and creative intelligence Spectator Kind of amazing ... It may not be his easiest, but I think this may be Will Self's best book Sam Leith, Observer


In these culturally straitened times few writers would have the artistic effrontery to offer us a novel as daring, exuberant and richly dense as Umbrella. Will Self has carried the Modernist challenge into the twenty-first century, and worked a wonder * John Banville * Umbrella is his best book yet ... It makes new for today the lessons taught by the morals of Catch 22, Slaughterhouse Five, The Tin Drum, also Marquez's Chronicle of a Death Foretold * Alasdair Gray * Self has never been shortlisted for the Booker, but Umbrella is such a linguistically adept, emotionally subtle and ethically complex novel that this could and should be his year * Guardian * A tour de force ... Despite the bleakness of the message, by the end you are filled with elation at the author's exuberant ambition and the swaggering way he carries it all off, and then a huge sense of deflation at the realisation that whatever book you read next, it won't be anything like this * Daily Mail * A dazzling feat of imagination and structure: a sprawling, lyrical, stream-of-consciousness narrative that squares up to modernism and brings it kicking and screaming into the 21st century ... stomach-lurchingly ambitious * Observer * The reader is snagged on moments of brilliance and, most thrilling of all, left to make her own connections * Daily Telegraph * Umbrella is a magnificent celebration of modernist prose, an epic account of the first world war, a frightening investigation into the pathology of mental illness ... must be recognised as, above all, a virtuoso triumph of emotional and creative intelligence * Spectator * Kind of amazing ... It may not be his easiest, but I think this may be Will Self's best book * Sam Leith, Observer *


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Will Self is the author of many novels and books of non-fiction, including How the Dead Live, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel of the Year 2002 and The Butt, winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction 2008. He lives in South London.

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