Glass, Rodge (2009) Alasdair Gray : A Secretary's Biography. Bloomsbury. ISBN 9780747596233Full text not available in this repository.
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Rodge Glass, first tutee and then secretary to the author, takes on the role of biographer, charting Gray's life from unpublished and unrecognised son of a box-maker to septuagenarian "little grey deity" (as Will Self has called him).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.
|Keywords:||Alasdair Gray, literature, Scottish literature, biography, English literature, Literature and Literary Theory|
|Subjects:||Language and Literature > English literature|
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Humanities > English|
|Depositing user:||Mrs Marie Henderson|
|Date Deposited:||22 Mar 2010 09:47|
|Last modified:||20 Sep 2016 00:06|