Alexander Trocchi Collection (£25 and Free UK Courier Delivery)
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This collection offers a great opportunity for readers to discover the writing of one of Scotland’s best writers of the twentieth century. Hailed by Irvine Welsh as ‘The George Best of Scottish literature’, Alexander Trocchi is one of the most important British post-war novelists. This collection includes
Conventional morality and the objective meaning of events are stripped away in a work that proves compulsively readable.
Written in America while Trocchi was working on a scow on the Hudson River, Cain’s Book is an extraordinary autobiographical account about a junky’s life, and an honest, raunchy, eye-opening trip through hell.
‘The Holy Man’ is here presented with ‘A Being of Distances’, ‘Peter Pierce’ and ‘A Meeting’, stories which similarly tackle themes of loneliness and disenfranchisement.
Featuring an introduction by William S. Burroughs and a new preface by John Calder, Man at Leisure forms a notable addition to the published work of one of the finest Scottish writers of the twentieth century.
Alexander Trocchi (1925–84) left Glasgow University with the honours of a brilliant philosophy scholar. In Paris, he founded Merlin – the outstanding literary magazine – wrote novels for Olympia Press, experimented with heroin and became hooked. He is best known for Cain’s Book and Young Adam.