"Growing Up in the Gorbals" describes Ralph Glasser's impoverished childhood and adolescence in Glasgow's slum tenements. "Gorbals Boy at Oxford" takes him, with a scholarship, to Oxford; into the army; and back to wartime Oxford. With "Gorbals Voices", "Siren Songs", Ralph Glasser concluded his brilliant autobiographical sequence: venturing in to the perplexing, wayward world of postwar London.
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Ralph Glasser spent his childhood and adolescent in the Old Gorbals of Glasgow. After years of night study he won a scholarship to Oxford. A psychologist and economist, he was concerned for many years with development problems, mainly in the Third World, campaigning against the destruction of traditional communities.Review:
"'... a classic... he caught both the people and the place... and there are passages which stand comparison with Zola and Gorky. The Observer"
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Book Description Black & White Pub Ltd, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1845020820
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