By Robert Morace
(Palgrave Macmillan, Hardcover, 9781403996756, 176pp.)
Publication Date: September 18, 2007
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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This book provides students with an introduction to the work of Irvine Welsh that places his fiction in historical and theoretical context. It explores Welsh's biography, his impact on contemporary Scottish fiction and the cultural relevance of the "Irvine Welsh phenomenon". Including a timeline of key dates, it offers an accessible reading of Welsh's work and an overview of the varied critical reception this has provoked.
ROBERT MORACE is Professor of English at Daemen College, USA and author of Irvine Welsh's 'Trainspotting' (Continuum Contemporaries).