The Quantity Theory of Insanity by Will Self

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The author of the critically acclaimed My Idea of Fun and Cock and Bull returns with six short stories filled with absurdity, black humor, and satire and overflowing with weird, extraordinary ideas and bizarre images. 15,000 first printing.
 

About Will Self

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Will Self is the author of six short-story collections, a book of novellas, eight novels, and six collections of journalism. He lives in London.
 
Published February 1, 1995 by Atlantic Monthly Press. 211 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This is Self's first book, an interconnected collection of stories published in England in 1991 but held back in the US until the moment Self attained trans-Atlantic culthood.

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As in last year's My Idea of Fun, Self's parodic style here hinges on flat, gullible, slightly ridiculous narrators, who serve both as picaresque vehicles for Self's sardonic critiques of English cultural life and filters for his manic, erudite prose.

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British satirist Self presents six stories mixing the grotesque with the cerebral.

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Entertainment Weekly

THE QUANTITY THEORY OF INSANITY Will Self (Atlantic Monthly Press, $21) British writer Will Self made his name in the early '90s through his impish novels Cock and Bull and My Idea of Fun.

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