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dc.contributor.authorHames, Scotten_UK
dc.description.abstractFirst paragraph: Critical reaction to James Kelman's 1994 Booker Prize was notoriously stormy. A large section of the British intelligentsia responded, John Linklater observed, with "a suppuration of racist, xenophobic class hatred" (8). James Wood published a vindication of the award stressing Kelman's affinities with Franz Kafka and James Joyce, but (Sir) Simon Jenkins's likening of the winner to an "illiterate savage" sticks longer in the public mind. Even Jenkins's colleagues at the London Times were bewildered by the ferocity of Kelman's detractors. "From some of the English reaction," Alan Chadwick observed, "you might have thought he had been found in the Queen's bedroom." But the Scottish reaction, too, was less than enthusiastic. A former lord provost of Glasgow, Dr. Michael Kelly, boasted of having "no intention" of reading the first (and to date only) Scottish winner of the prize but deplored the novel's language and politics nonetheless. Kelman's sudden cachet as a left-wing agitant even caught the attention of the shadow chancellor. Eager to shake an already dour public image, but ever wary of appearing too Scottish, too socialist, or too intellectual, Gordon Brown let it be known that he "hadn't made it to the end" of the book in question.en_UK
dc.publisherUniversity of Wisconsin Pressen_UK
dc.relationHames S (2009) Eyeless in Glasgow: James Kelman's Existential Milton. Contemporary Literature, 50 (3), pp. 496-527.;
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dc.subjectJames Kelmanen_UK
dc.subjectJohn Miltonen_UK
dc.subjectScottish literatureen_UK
dc.subjectBooker prizeen_UK
dc.titleEyeless in Glasgow: James Kelman's Existential Miltonen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleContemporary Literatureen_UK
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dc.contributor.affiliationEnglish Studiesen_UK
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