March of the Lemmings Brexit in Print & Performance 2016-2019

Paperback (05 Sep 2019) | English

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Synopsis

As a Metropolitan Elitist Snowflake, Stewart Lee was disappointed by the Brexit referendum result of 2016. But he knew how to weaponise his inconvenience.

He would treat all his subsequent writing, until we left the EU, as interrelated episodes of a complete work. The cast of characters include Lemming-obsessed Michael Gove, violent tanning-salon entrepreneur Tommy Robinson and Boris Piccaninny Watermelon Bumboys Letterbox Cake Disaster Weightloss Haircut Bullshit Johnson. A dramatic chorus is made up of online commenters and Kremlin bots. And Lee himself would play the defeated, unreliable narrator-hero, whose resolve and tolerance would gradually unravel as the horror show dragged on. Until the 29 March, 2019, when it would all definitely be over.

Drawing on three years of newspaper columns, a complete transcript of the Content Provider stand-up show, and Lee's caustic footnote commentary, March of the Lemmings is the scathing, riotous record the Brexit era deserves.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780571357024
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Pub date:
DEWEY: 828.9208
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 22363
Number of pages: vii, 392
Weight: 534g
Height: 154mm
Width: 234mm
Spine width: 28mm