22: Walking to Hollywood

Is gonzo journalism plus W.G. Sebald plus mental illness a good formula for humo(u)r writing, a mask for sharp cultural critique, or just a mess? Who killed the movies, and who would want to resurrect the Künstlerroman?

This episode of The Sometime Seminar discusses Walking to Hollywood, a fictional memoir, or perhaps an autobiographical novel, by Will Self.

Supplemental links: Grove Press’s Walking to Hollywood page features an interview with Self about the book; reviews from Anthony Cummins in The Observer and M John Harrison in The Guardian

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