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Psychogeography

(2007)
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For those interested in the connection between people and place, the best of the decade long collaboration between literary brat packer Will Self and gonzo illustrator Ralph Steadman. Opening with a dazzling new 20,000-word essay on walking from London to New York, Psychogeography is a collection of 50 short pieces written over the last four years, together with 50 four-color illustrations by Ralph Steadman. In Psychogeography Self and Steadman explore the relationship between psyche and place in the contemporary world. Self thinks most people have a “wind-screen-based virtuality” on long- and short-distance travel. We drive, take buses and trains, fly. To combat this compromised reality, Will Self walks, relating intimately to place, as pedestrians do. Ranging in subject from swimming the Ganges to motorcycling across the Australian outback, shopping in an Iowa mall to surfing a tsunami, Psychogeography is at once a map of our world and the psychoanalysis of the way we inhabit it. The pieces are serious, humorous, facetious, and rambunctious. Psychogeography, the study of the effects of geographical environment on the emotions and behavior of individuals, has captivated other writers including W. G. Sebald and Peter Ackroyd, but Self and Steadman have their own unique spin on how place shapes people and vice versa.



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Hardback Editions

October 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Psychogeography
Author(s): Will Self
ISBN: 0-7475-9033-8 / 978-0-7475-9033-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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October 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Psychogeography: Disentangling the Modern Conundrum of Psyche and Place
Author(s): Will Self
ISBN: 1-59691-466-1 / 978-1-59691-466-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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Paperback Editions

September 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Psychogeography
Author(s): Will Self
ISBN: 1-4088-8032-6 / 978-1-4088-8032-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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September 2015 : UK Paperback

Title: Psychogeography
Author(s): Will Self
ISBN: 0-7475-9337-X / 978-0-7475-9337-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Kindle Editions

January 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Psychogeography
Author(s): Will Self
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU