The title of Will Self's new novel Umbrella
Umbrella” the title of Will Self's new novel comes
from a simile in Jame Joyce’s Ulysses: “A brother is as easily forgotten as an umbrella.”
As for the role of those titular umbrellas in Self's novel they characterize the fate of its characters in this epic dramatic overview of modernBritish life. For Self's many fans the novel will NOT be as easily forgotten as an umbrella.