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Filth

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Filth

By Irvine Welsh

W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393318685, 393pp.

Publication Date: September 17, 1998

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"Welsh writes with a skill, wit and compassion that amounts to genius. He is the best thing that has happened to British writing in decades."Sunday Times London] " O]ne of the most significant writers in Britain. He writes with style, imagination, wit, and force, and in a voice which those alienated by much current fiction clearly want to hear."--Times Literary Supplement "Welsh writes with such vile, relentless intensity that he makes Louis-Ferdinand Celine, the French master of defilement, look like Little Miss Muffet. "--Courtney Weaver, The New York Times Book Review "The corrupt Edinburgh cop-antihero of Irvine Welsh's best novel since Trainspotting is an addictive personality in another sense: so appallingly powerful is his character that it's hard to put the book down.... T]he rapid-fire rhythm and pungent dialect of the dialogue carry the reader relentlessly toward the literally filthy denouement. "--Village Voice Literary Supplement, "Our 25 Favorite Books of 1998" "Welsh excels at making his trash-spewing bluecoat peculiarly funny and vulnerable--and you will never think of the words 'Dame Judi Dench' in the same way ever again. Grade: ] A-. "--Charles Winecoff, Entertainment Weekly
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