Rodge Glass - Alisdair Gray (A Secretary's Biography) (2nd Hand Paperback)
ISBN / GTIN-13 : 9780747596233
Since trying (unsuccessfully) to buy him a drink in 1998, Rodge Glass, first tutee and then secretary to the author, takes on the role of biographer, charting Gray’s life from unpublished and unrecognised son of a box-maker to septuagenarian "little grey deity" (as Will Self has called him).
A Jewish Mancunian Boswell to Gray’s Johnson, Glass seamlessly weaves a chronological narrative of his subject’s life into his own diary of meeting, getting to know and working with the artist, writer and campaigner, to create a vibrant and wonderfully textured portrait of a literary great.
- Format : Standard Thick 2nd Hand Paperback.
- Condition : Good (Small fold on front cover, otherwise Very Good)
- Category : Non-Fiction - Autobiography & Biography
- Published : 2008 (This Ed. 2009 - Bloomsbury Reprint)
- ISBN : 9780747596233
- SKU : B001455
- PPC : SP400gm
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"By turns affectionate and exasperated, Rodge Glass documents the life and eccentricities of the mercurial novelist, muralist, playwright and poet who has been hailed as Scotland's greatest writer since Walter Scott.
Aping many of the stylistic techniques of Alasdair Gray's seminal novel, Lanark, Glass draws together diary entries, critical commentary and punning footnotes, gently subverting the biographical tradition and disrupting the broad chronology of Gray's life with personal anecdotes. The result is a picture as sprawling and rich as one of Gray's own murals." - The Guardian.
Glass studied at Strathclyde University and Glasgow University, before returning to work for the programme at Strathclyde in which he himself studied. He is currently Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Edge Hill University and an Associate Editor at Freight Books.
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