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James Kelman


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James Kelman

by Simon Kovesi (Author)
Daniel Lea (Series Edited)



ISBN: 9780719070976


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Provides the study of the novels of James Kelman, Scotland's influential contemporary prose artist and 1994 Booker Prize winner. This title offers readings of Kelman's style, characterisation and linguistic innovations within the diverse contexts of Scottish socialism, 'Booker Prize' culture and Glasgow's 'City of Culture' status in 1990.

In response, this study is boldly self-critical, and questions the validity and values of its own methods. Kelman is shown to be deftly humorous, assiduously ethical, philosophically alert and politically necessary.


ISBN 71907097
ISBN13 9780719070976
Publisher Manchester University Press
Format Paperback
Publication date 01/12/2007
Pages 224
Weight (grammes) 290
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 216
Width (mm) 138

Series editor's foreword
1. Introduction
2. The Busconductor Hines (1984)
3. A Chancer (1985)
4. A Disaffection (1989)
5. How late it was, how late (1994)
6. Translated Accounts (2001) and You Have to be
Careful in the Land of the Free (2004)
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