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Trainspotting Author Irvine Welsh
ISBN-10 9780393343687
Release 1996-06-17
Pages 368
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Trainspotting is the novel that first launched Irvine Welsh's spectacular career—an authentic, unrelenting, and strangely exhilarating episodic group portrait of blasted lives. It accomplished for its own time and place what Hubert Selby, Jr.'s Last Exit to Brooklyn did for his. Rents, Sick Boy, Mother Superior, Swanney, Spuds, and Seeker are as unforgettable a clutch of junkies, rude boys, and psychos as readers will ever encounter. Trainspotting was made into the 1996 cult film starring Ewan MacGregor and directed by Danny Boyle (Shallow Grave).


Trainspotting Author Irvine Welsh
ISBN-10 9781407019994
Release 2008-12-05
Pages 448
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Choose us. Choose life. Choose mortgage payments; choose washing machines; choose cars; choose sitting oan a couch watching mind-numbing and spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fuckin junk food intae yir mooth. Choose rotting away, pishing and shiteing yersel in a home, a total fuckin embarrassment tae the selfish, fucked-up brats ye've produced. Choose life.

Trainspotting and Shallow Grave

Trainspotting and Shallow Grave Author John Hodge
ISBN-10 0571179681
Release 1996
Pages 235
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This volume presents two tales set in the granite-slated, Gothic world of Edinburgh - one involves murder; the other drugs. In Trainspotting, Alex Renton, an unrepentant drug abuser, is doing his best to escape the claims and responsibilities of Life. Harrowing yet hilarious, Trainspotting charts the disintegration of a group of friends whose obsession with drugs and mayhem leads them inexorably to self-destruction. Poles apart from the low-life of Trainspotting, Shallow Grave presents a trio of affluent characters whose feckless lives are disrupted when they discover the corpse of their new flatmate and a suitcase bulging with money under his bed. The story balances on a knife-edge between ebullience and violence, as the forces of destruction gather to claim their victims. Shallow Grave won the Alexander Korda award for Best British Film of 1994. This volume is introduced by the screenwriter, John Hodge, and also contains an interview with Irvine Welsh, the author of the cult novel on which Trainspotting is based.


Trainspotting Author Murray Smith
ISBN-10 9780851708706
Release 2002
Pages 95
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In this book, Murray Smith unpicks the processes that led to the enormous success of Trainspotting. He isolates the various factors that make Trainspotting such a vivid document of its time.

T2 Trainspotting Movie Tie in

T2 Trainspotting  Movie Tie in Author Irvine Welsh
ISBN-10 9780393355178
Release 2017-03-07
Pages 496
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Now a Major Motion Picture Here is the Trainspotting crew ten years further down the line: still scheming, still scamming, still fighting for the first-class seats as the train careens at high velocity with derailment looming around the next corner. In this world, even the cons get conned. Sick Boy and Renton jockey for top dog, and out-of-jail and in-for-revenge Begbie is on the loose. But it’s drug-addled Spud who may be creating the most trouble.


Porno Author Irvine Welsh
ISBN-10 9780393343656
Release 2003-06-17
Pages 496
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The Trainspotting lads are back...and in worse shape than ever. In the last gasp of youth, Simon "Sick Boy" Williamson is back in Edinburgh. He taps into one last great scam: directing and producing a porn film. To make it work, he needs bedfellows: the lovely Nikki Fuller-Smith, a student with ambition, ego, and troubles to rival his own; old pal Mark Renton; and a motley crew that includes the neighborhood's favorite ex-beverage salesman, "Juice" Terry. In the world of Porno, however, even the cons are conned. Sick Boy and Renton jockey for top dog. The out-of-jail and in-for-revenge Begbie is on the loose. But it's the hapless, drug-addled Spud who may be spreading the most trouble. Porno is a novel about the Trainspotting crew ten years further down the line: still scheming, still scamming, still fighting for the first-class seats as the train careens at high velocity with derailment looming around the next corner.

T2 Trainspotting

T2 Trainspotting Author John Hodge
ISBN-10 9780571338375
Release 2017-01-27
Pages 160
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First there is an opportunity, then there is a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him, of course: Spud, Sick Boy, and Frank Begbie. But they are not alone. Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance. Mark Renton returns, to the chaos of life and death.

Irvine Welsh s Trainspotting

Irvine Welsh s Trainspotting Author Robert Morace
ISBN-10 082645237X
Release 2001-09-01
Pages 96
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Continuum Contemporaries will be a wonderful source of ideas and inspiration for members of book clubs and readings groups, as well as for literature students.The aim of the series is to give readers accessible and informative introductions to 30 of the most popular, most acclaimed, and most influential novels of recent years. A team of contemporary fiction scholars from both sides of the Atlantic has been assembled to provide a thorough and readable analysis of each of the novels in question. The books in the series will all follow the same structure:a biography of the novelist, including other works, influences, and, in some cases, an interview; a full-length study of the novel, drawing out the most important themes and ideas; a summary of how the novel was received upon publication; a summary of how the novel has performed since publication, including film or TV adaptations, literary prizes, etc.; a wide range of suggestions for further reading, including websites and discussion forums; and a list of questions for reading groups to discuss.


Trainspotting Author Irvine Welsh
ISBN-10 OCLC:505288417
Release 1998-01
Pages 352
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This is the story of Mark Renton and his so-called friends - a bunch of losers, liars, psychos, thieves and junkies. Hilarious but harrowing, the film charts the disintergration of their friendship as they proceed seemingly towards self-destruction. Mark alone has the insight and opportunity to escape his fate - but then again does he really want to 'choose life'?


Skagboys Author Irvine Welsh
ISBN-10 9780393089899
Release 2012-09-17
Pages 672
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Prequel to the best-selling phenomenon Trainspotting, this exhilarating and moving novel shows how Welsh’s colorful miscreants first went wrong. Mark Renton’s life seems to be on track: university, pretty girlfriend, even social success. But, in this prequel to Trainspotting, after the death of his younger brother, Rent falls apart and starts hanging around with his old pals, including Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie, and being drawn irresistibly into their wacked-out plans. Set against 1980s Thatcher-era Edinburgh—with its high unemployment, low expectations, and hard-to-come-by money and drugs?Irvine Welsh’s colorful crew lunges from one darkly hilarious misadventure to the next. Gritty, moving, and exhilarating, Skagboys paints their dizzying downward spiral with scabrous humor and raw language.

From Trocchi to Trainspotting Scottish Critical Theory Since 1960

From Trocchi to Trainspotting   Scottish Critical Theory Since 1960 Author Michael Gardiner
ISBN-10 9780748627110
Release 2006-07-04
Pages 208
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This book charts the course of Scottish Critical Theory since the 1960s. It provocatively argues that 'French' critical-theoretical ideas have developed in tandem with Scottish writing during this period. Its themes can be read as a breakdown in Scottish Enlightenment thinking after empire - precisely the process which permitted the rise of 'theory'.The book places within a wider theoretical context writers such as Muriel Spark, Edwin Morgan, Ian Hamilton Finlay, James Kelman, Alexander Trocchi, Janice Galloway, Alan Warner and Irvine Welsh, as well as more recent work by Alan Riach and Pat Kane, who can be seen to take the 'post-Enlightenment' narrative forward. In doing so, it draws on the work of the Scottish thinkers John Macmurray and R.D. Laing as well as the continental philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Paul Virilio.

The Blade Artist

The Blade Artist Author Irvine Welsh
ISBN-10 9781473520967
Release 2016-04-07
Pages 288
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Jim Francis has finally found the perfect life – and is now unrecognisable, even to himself. A successful painter and sculptor, he lives quietly with his wife, Melanie, and their two young daughters, in an affluent beach town in California. Some say he’s a fake and a con man, while others see him as a genuine visionary. But Francis has a very dark past, with another identity and a very different set of values. When he crosses the Atlantic to his native Scotland, for the funeral of a murdered son he barely knew, his old Edinburgh community expects him to take bloody revenge. But as he confronts his previous life, all those friends and enemies – and, most alarmingly, his former self – Francis seems to have other ideas. When Melanie discovers something gruesome in California, which indicates that her husband’s violent past might also be his psychotic present, things start to go very bad, very quickly. The Blade Artist is an elegant, electrifying novel – ultra violent but curiously redemptive – and it marks the return of one of modern fiction’s most infamous, terrifying characters, the incendiary Francis Begbie from Trainspotting.


Trainspotting Author John Hodge
ISBN-10 0571203205
Release 2000
Pages 121
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Cast size: medium.

Trainspotting Headstate

Trainspotting     Headstate Author Irvine Welsh
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105020248394
Release 1996
Pages 97
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"Trainspotting: filled with graphic realism and wild comedy, the stage adaptation of Irvine Welsh's phenomenally successful novel skims in and out of blighted lives spinning raw tales of everyday addiction: two dossers are called up to interview for the same shite job neither wants; a gallus lassie, goaded by four failed-Oxbridge twats from the Uni, takes bloody revenge; a skag boy tries to kick it one last time. Gruesome, political, violent and funny - Trainspotting is not to be missed." "Headstate: Originally conceived as a 'pre-club night' rather than a long-running play, this theatre piece, developed in concert with the Boilerhouse Theatre Company, is both a snapshot of and a hard-edged investigation into uncomfortable contemporary truths. Mickey sells love; Tina has given it away; John denies it; and Martin Sykes, the butcher, will always use it for a scam. Headstate is a shocking and humorous look at modern Britain: where we are now and how we got here."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Trainspotting Analysis of the German Translation of the Chapter Strolling Through the Meadows with the Model of Juliane House Translation Quality Assessment

Trainspotting   Analysis of the German Translation of the Chapter  Strolling Through the Meadows  with the Model of Juliane House  Translation Quality Assessment Author Maritta Schwartz
ISBN-10 9783640552801
Release 2010
Pages 32
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Scientific Essay from the year 1998 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2 (B), Ruhr-University of Bochum (English Seminar), course: Literature III: Literature Translation, 3 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: "Trainspotting" is the title of a novel, written by the contemporary Scottish author Irvine Welsh. The plot is set in contemporary Edinburgh, i.e. Leith, and deals with the lives and experiences of a group of heroin junkies. The chapter we are looking at deals with a nightly walk through the meadows that three of the characters set off to after a visit in a Pub. They are in search of two other mates of them. During their stroll they meet two girls they know and come across a squirrel which two of them attempt to hurt. The attempt is prevented by the third.

Dead Men s Trousers

Dead Men s Trousers Author Irvine Welsh
ISBN-10 9781473555587
Release 2018-03-29
Pages 432
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Mark Renton is finally a success. An international jet-setter, he now makes significant money managing DJs, but the constant travel, airport lounges, soulless hotel rooms and broken relationships have left him dissatisfied with his life. He’s then rocked by a chance encounter with Frank Begbie, from whom he’d been hiding for years after a terrible betrayal and the resulting debt. But the psychotic Begbie appears to have reinvented himself as a celebrated artist and – much to Mark’s astonishment – doesn’t seem interested in revenge. Sick Boy and Spud, who have agendas of their own, are intrigued to learn that their old friends are back in town, but when they enter the bleak world of organ-harvesting, things start to go so badly wrong. Lurching from crisis to crisis, the four men circle each other, driven by their personal histories and addictions, confused, angry – so desperate that even Hibs winning the Scottish Cup doesn’t really help. One of these four will not survive to the end of this book. Which one of them is wearing Dead Men’s Trousers? Fast and furious, scabrously funny and weirdly moving, this is a spectacular return of the crew from Trainspotting.

Last Exit to Brooklyn

Last Exit to Brooklyn Author Hubert Selby
ISBN-10 9781453235393
Release 2011-12-13
Pages 320
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“An extraordinary achievement . . . a vision of hell so stern it cannot be chuckled or raged aside.”—The New York Times Book Review A classic of postwar American literature, Last Exit to Brooklyn created shock waves upon its release in 1964 with its raw, vibrant language and startling revelations of New York City’s underbelly. The prostitutes, drunks, addicts, and johns of Selby’s Brooklyn are fierce and lonely creatures, desperately searching for a moment of transcendence amidst the decay and brutality of the waterfront—though none have any real hope of escape. Last Exit to Brooklyn offers a disturbing yet hauntingly sensitive portrayal of American life, and nearly fifty years after publication, it stands as a crucial and masterful work of modern fiction. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Hubert Selby Jr. including rare photos from the author’s estate.