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A Disaffection : Vintage Classics Ser. - James Kelman

A Disaffection

Vintage Classics Ser.

Paperback Published: 7th October 1999
ISBN: 9780099283096
Number Of Pages: 352

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Patrick Doyle is a 29-year-old teacher in an ordinary school. Disaffected, frustrated and increasingly bitter at the system he is employed to maintain, Patrick begins his rebellion, fuelled by drink and his passionate, unrequited love for a fellow teacher.A Disaffection is the apparently straightforward story of one week in a man's life in which he decides to change the way he lives. Under the surface,however, lies a brilliant and complex examination of class, human culture and character written with irony, tenderness,enormous anger and, above all, the honesty that has marked James Kelman as one of the most important writers in contemporary Britain.

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"With this novel James Kelman reveals a talent so huge in today's terms that one is tempted to mention Zola and Beckett" * Independent * "His style is endlessly inventive, his characters have huge souls and his point of view is uncompromising. If people don't start listening, they only have themselves to blame" * Observer * "Kelman has artistry, authenticity and a voice of singular power. A Disaffection leaves one reassured and indeed optimistic about the state of British literature today." * Independent *

ISBN: 9780099283096
ISBN-10: 0099283093
Series: Vintage Classics Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 7th October 1999
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1

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