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    characters Self and I Matthew De Abaitua ð 5 review Free read ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Matthew De Abaitua Having recently begun Will Self's own forthcoming memoir I was reminded this exists and it turns out to be vastly engaging De Abaitua was Self's 'amanuensis' – for which read dogsbody housemate minder and general sidekick – during Self's nineties heyday as the designated countercultural emissary to mainstream literature Back then de Abaitua was an aspiring novelist; now he's a disillusioned one who's real

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    DOC Self and I Download A must read for fans of Will Self the aggressively intellectual drug using bad boy of British books The author worked as amanuensis to the famous novelist performing menial domestic and professional chores in return for ac

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    DOC Self and I Download Having just read 'The Butt' I thought I'd read a book about rather than by Will Self next Suffice to say it's uite a contrast There are some moments of real insight some passages of memorable prose and some less than commonplace observations But most of them don't have anything to do with Will Self And to be fair De Abaitua does flag up the fact that it's about the author than The Author so no complaints there I suppose There are some pe

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  • Hardcover
  • 224
  • Self and I
  • Matthew De Abaitua
  • English
  • 21 March 2019
  • 9781785630644

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Free download Self and I 105 Him foreverCaught up in vital threads of the early Nineties from the rise of New Labour to the slow decline of the literary establishment and the emergence of the internet Self I is set in a time that burns brightest in its final hour It is a frank and very funny account of a young hopeful writer who finds himself alongside one of his heroes only to discover that literary ambition comes at a pric

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Free download Self and I 105 A uniue remarkable and hilarious portrait of one our most talked about and controversial literary figures1994 Matthew De Abaitua fresh out of university is being interviewed for a job The interview involves discussing literature honking on a special cigarette and shooting at empty whisky bottles with an air rifle The job in uestion is that of amanuensis or live in personal assistant The employer i To say that I approached this book with trepidation would be an understatement I am not a great one for non fiction of any kind particularly biography or memoir Nor am I one for literary criticism I am to use the author s own words a readerBut I am of the same generation as the author so much so I was at the same university at the same time although we never met and back then I cared about books in a way that seems impossible now It was a time when writers were briefly at least on a par with rock stars When the Booker Prize mattered when Canongate were cool and when Damien Hirst was commissioned to encase individually numbered hardbacks in mirrors and 100 bills A heady time And a time when writing mattered in a way it just doesn t any This book is part memoir of that timeIt s also part creative writing course a discourse on the how and why we write I can imagine a good chunk of it being delivered if not in the lecture theatre in the back room of a pub to the few who ve stayed behind to listenIt s also part literary criticism of Will Self s work fascinating in its own right particularly if for you like me those novels novellas and short stories are just as rooted in the nineties as ecstacy Cool Britannia and Tony Blair and you ve forgotten them just as easilyBut that doesn t do the book justice at all It makes it sound fucking boring in fact It is so much than those things It is a deeply personal exploration of ambition Of the difference between the writing and my writing Of success and failure and how it s often impossible to tell them apart And it is extraordinarily beautifully written hallucinatory in its ability to render the landscape both internal and externalI inhaled this book and briefly it overwhelmed me The detail is already fading but the feeling is still thereI have no doubt I will return to it in the future

Matthew De Abaitua ð 5 review

Free download Self and I 105 S Will Self the enfant terrible of the literary sceneFor the next six months De Abaitua and Self share a remote cottage in Suffolk working on their literary ambitions They are distracted by hikes to Sizewell nuclear power station opium tea and the allure of Soho Thanks to Self and his library of bad influences from JG Ballard to William Burroughs De Abaitua undergoes a rite of passage that changes This was lots of fun I remember the 90s era when Self was a bit of a self styled King of the Groucho and he lorded it on TV show panels as literary London s rebel wunderkind Matthew de Abaitua now himself a novelist does a great job at capturing the mood of those times during which he lived and worked with Self as his amanuensis but of course he couldn t be a mere assistant could he in an authentic rundown old Suffolk cottage near Aldeburgh Along the way and amidst tales of trips to London to make merry on Self s penny at the Groucho the French House and so on we also get Suffolk tales worthy of and deliberately homaged to Bruce Robinson s Withnail and I harvesting the local opium poppies for tea swimming by the Sizewell nuclear power station to cure a hangover erratic and dangerous driving habits pub drinks coming in pair of pints Withnail lingo and so on Or Will spends his birthday in the cottage I give him a VHS of Tarkovsky s Solaris to watch when he is next in London Victoria has bought him a pullover a knitted patterned thing and he strides around the cottage wearing it while I mash some opium heads for Horlicks Plus Bugs leap for freedom out of the boiling water It s a good natured evening It worksThe other thing is the interleaving all throughout of de Abaitua s own biography his family characters his search for identity and tales of an earlier job at the Mersey Docks with the strange and often hard working conditions that entailed were brilliantly and often movingly penned I loved his descriptions of Turnmills from back in the day and that whole culture around The Idler Andy had stumbled on the vital truth about the Nineties it may have been a soft headed heaving mass of meretricious triangulation but it was also a great place to have a party De Abaitua is younger than Self and he is perspicacious in his observations about their age gap and his own naivety Will is silent The fire in the night expresses his fury in a way I am too young to understand I am very much on the outside of his story whereas he is at the centre of mineAnd perhaps than any other 90s characteristic moment in the book this on recounting the night Self smoked a joint with the train driver in the drivers cabin while their train was in transit from an event in Brighton back to Victoria Did they arrest you I ask No The driver caught me on the platform He said You can t smoke that there You can only smoke it in here and he showed me into the driver s cabin So I rode up front Will shows me the special cigarette takes another drag on it The driver asked if I wanted to drive the train into the station while he had a puff And I did