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Dorian: An imitation Paperback – 26 Jun 2003

3.3 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; New Ed edition (26 Jun. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140290567
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140290561
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 2 x 20.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,002,946 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Self's Dorian subtitles itself "an imitation", and that is exactly what it is, in the full Wildean sense. It flatters its original by taking both subject and style entirely seriously. The locations, characters, plot and epigrams are all transposed from the 1890s to the 1990s... Little is materially altered, but everything is reused - sharpened, blackened and intensified by Self's idiosyncratic remix of Wilde's combination of wit and rage, extravagant debauchery with clinical introspection...Self's reincarnation of Dorian has taken the fag ends of both an English century and an English myth and given them new, troubling and hugely entertaining life' Guardian

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'Self's Dorian subtitles itself "an imitation", and that it is exactly what it is, in the full Wildean sense. It flatters its original by taking both subject and style entirely seriously. The locations, characters, plot and epigrams are all transposed from the 1890s to the 1990s...Little is materially altered, but everything is reused - sharpened, blackened and intensified by Self's idiosyncratic remix of Wilde's combination of wit and rage, extravagant debauchery with clinical introspection...Self's reincarnation of Dorian has taken the fag ends of both an English century and an English myth and given them new, troubling and hugely entertaining life' - "Guardian".

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