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1. The Free Thinking Lecture: Will Self Naturalism and Sanity: Is the Mind Really as it's Portrayed?
Celebrated author and essayist Will Self launches the festival arguing that the way the mind is portrayed in most novels is preposterous. Why are we so resistant to attempts to represent the mind as we really experience it, in all its terror, exhilaration and confusion? Are many of our finest novels designed to reassure us that we are 'normal'?
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