Distortions of Scale with Will Self

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Distortions of Scale with Will Self

Disintegrating cliffs, inundated villages and houses crumbling into the sea. Silent docks, seething asylums and brambles that speak of ‘profound localism’ as they proliferate beside malls, motorways and international airports. Miniature portraits, miniature people and a general “scaling up of the small”, which may be characteristic of post-imperial nations now engaging in ‘stature denial’. . .

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