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Not Not While the Giro is James Kelman's first major collection of short stories—originally published by Polygon in 1983. The reader follows the lives of young men, social misfits, whose lives are spent waiting—waiting for their next giro or menial job—in the pub, the dole office, the snooker table and the greyhound track. This collection, written with irony and great tenderness, confirmed James Kelman's status as one of the most significant writers in the UK, and remains as powerful, relevant and truthful as it was in the early 1980s.
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James Kelman was born in Glasgow in 1946. After leaving school at 15 he worked in the printing industry and as a bus driver. In 1971 he attended creative writing night classes and in 1973 an American company published his first collection of short stories, An Old Pub Near the Angel. Greyhound for Breakfast won the 1987 Cheltenham Prize; A Disaffection won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize; How Late It Was, How Late won the 1994 Booker Prize amidst a storm of controversy. He has also written many plays for stage and radio. He lives in Glasgow with his wife and family.
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR002091539
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR003050114
Book Description Polygon Bks., 1983. Condition: Fair. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Seller Inventory # GRP102584020
Book Description Polygon Bks., 1983. Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP63657800
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Book Description - -. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Seller Inventory # 6545-9780904919653
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Book Description Polygon Bks., 1983. Befriedigend/Good: Durchschnittlich erhaltenes Buch bzw. Schutzumschlag mit Gebrauchsspuren, aber vollständigen Seiten. / Describes the average WORN book or dust jacket that has all the pages present. Seller Inventory # M0090491965X-G
Book Description Polygon Books, Edinburgh, 1985. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. Reprint. Used paperback in very good condition, little shelf wear. Pencil annotation on rear endpaper. In this book the author takes the reader from the pub to the labour exchange, from the snooker club to the greyhound track. His stories have been published in many places but here they are collected together with some that appear for the first time. Seller Inventory # 2002656
Book Description Polygon Books, Edinburgh, 1983. Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 207 pages. Published simultaneously with the hardcover. First edition (paperback issue) (first printing). Very good in wrappers (paperback). Signed by the author on the title page and dated 1993. Signed By Author. Seller Inventory # 213691