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Alasdair Gray : A Secretary's Biography

Glass, Rodge (2009) Alasdair Gray : A Secretary's Biography. Bloomsbury. ISBN 9780747596233

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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Rodge Glass, first tutee and then secretary to the author, takes on the role of biographer, charting Gray's life from unpublished and unrecognised son of a box-maker to septuagenarian "little grey deity" (as Will Self has called him).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: 16870
Keywords: Alasdair Gray, literature, Scottish literature, biography, English literature
Subjects: Language and Literature > English literature
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Humanities > English
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Depositing user: Mrs Marie Henderson
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2010 09:47
Last modified: 02 Sep 2013 16:10
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/16870

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