Will Self: ‘The Last Refuge of Greatness’

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This article is from 2010.

Will Self: ‘The Last Refuge of Greatness’

As part of the Edinburgh Art Festival, everyone’s favourite funny-looking writer, satirist, aesthete and husband of Deborah Orr discusses his lifelong fascination with scale, and investigates the way in which changes in scale influence artistic practice. Long words will doubtless be used, beautifully.

Edinburgh, National Galleries of Scotland: Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, The Mound. Fri 27 Aug, 6–7pm. £8 (£6).

This article is from 2010.

Will Self: 'The Last Refuge of Greatness'

The writer and satirist discusses his lifelong fascination with scale, with a focus on artistic practice and creativity.

Will Self

Few British writers have achieved greater public notoriety than Will Self in recent years – and few notorious writers have managed to sustain such critical acclaim. Self’s mordant satire is at the peak of its form in a new triptych, Walking to Hollywood, a potent mixture of memoir and invention which centres around his…

Will Self: ‘The Last Refuge of Greatness’

Prolific novelist and satirist Will Self discusses his lifelong fascination with scale, by investigating changes in scale as a key component of artistic practice and creativity. Part of the 2010 EAF.

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