1982, Janine (Canongate Classics) (Paperback)

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By Alasdair Gray, Will Self (Introduction by)
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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.

1982 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, and the humour (if black) and the imaginative and textual energy of the narrative achieves its own kind of redemption in the end.

About the Author

Alasdair Gray is an old, asthmatic Glaswegian who lives by painting, writing and book design. He is currently working on a book about his visual art, A Life in Pictures, copiously illustrated, to be published by Canongate in 2008.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781841953465
ISBN-10: 1841953466
Publisher: Canongate Books
Publication Date: May 20th, 2003
Pages: 348
Language: English
Series: Canongate Classics