Edinburgh, a look at Irvine Welsh
Irvine Welsh is a contemporary Scottish novelist, born in Leith; he lived between Edinburgh, Amsterdam and London.
His main works are Trainspotting, Glue, Ecstasy, Crime. He moved to London when he was 16, and, here, he came in contact with the punk culture and drugs, both elements that greatly affect his literary production. The main feature of his style is the focus on borderline characters and situations; we could define his style a new, extreme realism, at the same time visionary and mocking, linked to transgressional fiction typical of authors like William S. Burroughs.
He became famous thanks to his first novel, Trainspotting, which was adapted as film, directed by Danny Boyle. The main character tells us about Scottish youth subcultures linked to heroin, hooligans, and the movement of the raver, by its internal perspective.
Irvine Welsh is one of the most famous writers between young generations.
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