March of the Lemmings: Brexit in Print and Performance 2016-2019 (Paperback)
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March of the Lemmings: Brexit in Print and Performance 2016-2019 (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 05/09/2019
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Famously voted the world’s 41st greatest stand-up, Stewart Lee turns his scathing wit to the topic of Brexit, with this collection of newspaper columns and a full transcription of his acclaimed show Content Provider. Ruthlessly deconstructing the madness of the referendum campaign, March of the Lemmings is belligerent, razor-sharp satire at its best.

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.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571357024
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 28 mm
Edition: Main

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