Alasdair Gray 1982 Janine

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1982 Janine

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As Jock McLeish drinks alone in a hotel room, he drunkenly looks back on the wild adventures of his eventful life

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1882, Janine
Alasdair Gray
Introduced by Will Self

An unforgettably challenging book about power and powerlessness, men and women, masters and servants, small countries and big countries, Alasdair Gray's exploration of the politics of pornography has lost none of its power to shock. ????, Janine is a searing portrait of male need and inadequacy, as explored via the lonely sexual fantasies of Jock McLeish, failed husband, lover and businessman. Yet there is hope here, too, and the humour, imaginative and textual energy of the narrative achieves its own kind of redemption in the end.
"A great writer, perhaps the greatest living in Britain today."
Will Self
"????, Janine has a verbal energy, an intensity of vision that has mostly been missing from the English novel since D. H. Lawrence." New York Times
"Made me realise that contemporary fiction could still be a vivid and vital way of interpreting the world . . . ????, Janine revived my flagging impetus to continue writing fiction myself." Jonathon Coe
"Alasdair Gray is that rather rare bird among contemporary British writers - a genuine experimentalist . . . The influence of James Joyce, and . . . Laurence Sterne, is very evident, but Gray does not seem merely derivative from these masters. He is very much his own man."
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