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Alasdair Gray: A Secretary's Biography

Glass, Rodge (2009) Alasdair Gray: A Secretary's Biography. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. ISBN 0747596233

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Abstract

Alasdair Gray, author of the modern classics Lanark, Poor Things and 1982, Janine, is without doubt Scotland's greatest living novelist. Since trying (unsuccessfully) to buy him a drink in 1998, Rodge Glass, first tutee and then secretary to the author, takes on the role of biographer, charting Gray's life from unpublished and unrecognised son of a box-maker to septuagenarian 'little grey deity' (as Will Self has called him). A Jewish Mancunian Boswell to Gray's Johnson, Glass seamlessly weaves a chronological narrative of his subject's life into his own diary of meeting, getting to know and working with the artist, writer and campaigner, to create a vibrant and wonderfully textured portrait of a literary great.

Item type: Book
ID code: 16834
Keywords: Literature (General)
Subjects: Language and Literature > Literature (General)
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Humanities > English
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Depositing user: Mrs Tereza McLaughlin-Vanova
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2010 12:11
Last modified: 17 Jul 2013 14:33
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/16834

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