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Published: 28 July 2005

256 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719066511

Bookseller Code (06)


Irvine Welsh

Aaron Kelly

Published by Manchester University Press

Contemporary British Novelists MUP

  • The first sustained and full-length analysis of Welsh's fiction Provides a detailed chronological reading of his work, plus a range of theoretical and contextual assessment of Welsh's guiding themes
  • Contextualises Welsh within the Scottish literary scene, and explores the social, class and political conditioning which underpins his writing
  • Offers a reading of the politics of drugs and drug abuse in Welsh's work, as well as the politics of his writing in relation to contemporary capitalism
  • Includes a full bibliography which will be a key resource for students and academics alike

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