Some Recent Attacks

Some Recent Attacks

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James Kelman is justly celebrated as a major European novelist, short story writer, and playwright. Yet crucially his qartistry, authenticity and a voice of singular powerq (Independent) flow from being an engaged writer and a cultural and political activist. In this collection of essays, polemics, and talks, Kelman directs his linguistic craftsmanship and scathing humor at the racism, class bias, and elitism of the English literary scene, the Labour Party's establishment role, the treatment of asbestos victims, the media, and other political and cultural questions. Essays include qArtists and Value, q qArt and Subsidy, q qSome Recent Attacks on the Rights of the People, q qA Brief Note on the War Being Waged Against the Victims of Asbestos, q and qThe Importance of Glasgow in My Work.q James Kelman lives and will probably die in Glasgow.... during the Baisakhi day celebrations, a religious festival. Official Government estimates of the day put the number of dead at 379 (the real figure was much higher). In common with many people in the Indian subcontinent the jallianwala Baghanbsp;...

Title:Some Recent Attacks
Author: James Kelman
Publisher:A K PressDistribution - 1992

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