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Dorian: An imitation By Will Self

Dorian: An imitation
by Will Self

Takes both subject and style seriously. This title features the locations, characters, plot and epigrams transposed from the 1890s to the 1990s.

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Dorian: An imitation Summary


'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".

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GOR001205600
Dorian: An imitation
Will Self
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2003-06-26
288
0140290567
9780140290561
Runner-up for Booker Prize for Fiction 2002
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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