Lust For Life!: Irvine Welsh And Thetrainspotting Phenomenon
An unknown Edinburgh writer penned the most talked-about book of a generation, and this is the inside story of the Trainspotting phenomenon. In the mid-1980s, Irvine Welsh’s life was going nowhere fast. His teenage dreams of being a footballer or a rock star were over, and he was stuck in a series of white-collar jobs which he loathed. With the last throw of the dice, he started to write. In 1993 ...
Paperback: 220 pages
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd (October 1, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 9529332
Format: PDF ePub TXT book
- 1846972426 pdf
- 978-1846972423 pdf
- John Neil Munro pdf
- John Neil Munro ebooks
- Literature and Fiction epub ebooks
Read A commentary on the book of the twelve the minor prophets kregel exegetical library ebook casonomiloa.wordpress.com Comleting caitalism The key book iii the engelsfors trilogy John uller series books Download Serafina y la capa negra serafina and the black cloak spanish edition pdf at altuzukisis.wordpress.com Fast forward growing up in the shadow of hollywood
“Munro adds little to what was already known about Irvine Welsh and he seems to have researched his subject even less....”
is debut novel—which centered on the desperate day-to-day struggles of a group of Edinburgh schemies and junkies—was published. Even Irvine’s publisher, Secker & Warburg, didn’t hold out much hope. Only 1,000 copies were printed and the word was that Irvine might become a cult author, a “Scottish Bukowski.” But, as the rave reviews increased, the book, memorably described as “the voice of punk, grown up, grown wiser, and grown eloquent,” rapidly achieved global success. It was followed, in 1996, by Danny Boyle’s raw, high-energy film, which received worldwide critical acclaim and launched the careers of several young Scottish actors such as Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, and Kelly Macdonald. This book includes rare, never-before-seen photographs and is published to coincide with the novel Trainspotting’s 20th anniversary.
Leave a Comment