Category: Book
By (author): Self, Will
Illustrated By: Steadman, Ralph
Subject:  NON-FICTION / General
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
  TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Published: January 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.27in x 6.30in

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*Provocateurs Will Self and Ralph Steadman join forces in this post-millennial meditation on the vexed relationship between psyche and place in a globalized world, bringing together for the first time the very best of their 'Psychogeography' columns for the Independent . The introduction, 'Walking to New York', is both a prelude to the verbal and visual essays that make up this extraordinary collaboration, and a revealing exploration of the split in Self's Jewish-American-British psyche and its relationship to the political geography of the post-9/11 world. Ranging from the Scottish Highlands to Istanbul and from Morocco to Ohio, Will Self's engaging and disturbing vision is perfectly counter-pointed by Ralph Steadman's edgy and beautiful artwork.
Review Quote*Brilliantly original, Will Self is one of those rare writers whose imaginations change for ever the way we see the world." - JG Ballard, author of EMPIRE OF THE SUN "Steadman has always been one of my heroes." - Raymond Briggs "
Biographical NoteWill Self is the author of The Quantity Theory of Insanity, Grey Area, Cock & Bull, Dorian, How the Dead Live, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel of the Year 2002, The Book of Dave , and others. He lives in London. Ralph Steadman is the author of Sigmund Freud, I Leonardo, The Big I Am, The Scar-Strangled Banner, Doodaaa, and The Joke's Over: Memories of Hunter S. Thompson. He is the illustrator of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Alice, Animal Farm and The Devil's Dictionary . He lives in Kent. RALPH STEADMAN was born in 1936. He began his career as a cartoonist, and through the years has diversified into many creative fields. Ralph collaborated with Dr Hunter S. Thompson in the birth of 'gonzo' journalism, with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas ; he has illustrated classics such as Alice in Wonderland , Treasure Island and Animal Farm, and written and illustrated his own books, which include Sigmund Freud , I Leonardo and The Big I Am . Steadman is also a printmaker, and has travelled the world's vineyards, culminating in his books The Grapes of Ralph , Untrodden Grapes and Still Life with Bottle. Steadman's recent books for Bloomsbury include his epic collection of bird illustrations, Extinct Boids.