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Will Self on Dostoevsky’s Brothers Karamazov

27th February 2017 · 6:45pm - 9:00pm

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 Will Self on Dostoevsky’s Brothers Karamazov

Following his sold-out talks on Joseph Conrad, Franz Kafka and James Joyce, Will Self is back with another tour de force exploration of Dostoevsky’s Brothers Karamazov.

Dostoevsky’s nightmarish novel, the story of a penny-pinching lecher and his four sons, is one of the supreme achievements in literature. Set in Russia on the brink of socialist ferment, The Brothers Karamazov is a study of patricide, a satire on human corruption, and a complex spiritual drama. ‘The thing about Dostoevsky’s characters’, said David Foster Wallace, ‘is that they are alive’; in this talk, Will Self, will discuss the astounding vitality of this monumental work.

Will Self is the author of eleven novels, seven short story collections, and seven essay collections. He is a prolific journalist and has contributed to a plethora of major world publications over the years. Self is also a renowned broadcaster, appearing regularly on television and radio; he currently holds the Chair in Contemporary Thought at Brunel University.

Tickets: £30

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