FROM Will Self
The Psychogeography of LA Will Self is a British novelist, whose books include “ The Sweet Smell of Psychosis ” and, recently, “ The Book of Dave ” about a London cab driver. In Britain’s Independent newspaper he collaborates with the artist Ralph Steadman on a column called, “ PsychoGeography .” How he and Steadman have produced a book by the same name. I’ll let him describe what PsychoGeography is as he tells us what it was like to get off an airplane at LAX yesterday and walk to the Watts Towers.
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