Building on their first successful collaboration, more Self and Steadman on the oddities of place in the contemporary world. Will Self's satiric eye and hyperactive prose meet once again with Ralph Steadman's manic hand and effulgent color, creating the coveted sequel to their collaboration "Psychogeography" here is "Psycho Too." In this energetic romp through an all-new landscape, Self and Steadman further explore the effects of our geographical environment--natural, man-made, or man-manipulated--on our emotions and behavior, and the interplay of surroundings and self. In the introductory essay, Self sets out to walk the entire length of Britain--or, more precisely, a Britainshaped island off the coast of Dubai, part of the artificial archipelago of private isles replicating, in miniature, all the world's landmasses. Fifty additional short essays cover terrain from Istanbul to Los Angeles, East Yorkshire to Easter Island, all accompanied by Steadman's inimitable illustrations. "Psycho Too "is a dazzling guide to the wheres and wherefores of the way we live now.
- Hardback | 255 pages
- 185.42 x 236.22 x 38.1mm | 839.14g
- 22 Dec 2009
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- United States
- Illustrations, color
"A match made in some crazed, satirical heaven: Will Self and Ralph Steadman. A continuation and expansion of themes from an earlier collaboration, "Psychogeography: Disentangling the Modern Conundrum of Psyche and Place," itself a wild and crazy sociological look into the character of different spots around the globe. In "Two," Self and Steadman cover more turf in some 50 short, illustrated studies.""--San Diego Union Tribune""50+ quick, fierce sketches, each as arresting as the burp of an automatic weapon: he takes a walk, he engages in astutely freewheeling association, he creates an intense little world on the page. Ralph Steadman's artwork catches the mood of Self's progress--spidery ink-pocked phantasmagoria, waxy with menace, twisted, hallucinatory." "--Barnes and Noble Review""The pairing of Steadman with Self inevitably draws comparisons with [Steadman and Hunter S. Thompson] and in this way "Psycho Too" may be seen as a post-rehab take on the "new journalism" -- one