Una serie di racconti di Irvine Welsh composti nell’arco di un decennio, a partire dai primi anni Novanta, e usciti all’epoca in antologie e pubblicazioni ormai quasi introvabili. Cinici o indifesi di fronte alla spudorata incommensurabilità del mondo, i protagonisti di queste storie sono sempre animati da una scrittura fresca e ispirata, carica di quell’irresistibile forza esilarante che redime ogni peccato nell’universo amaro dell’autore di Trainspotting.
- ISBN: 8860884640
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 310
- Data di uscita: 18-02-2010
Tutta colpa di Irvine? L’ipotesi più benevola è che si tratti di una raccolta male assemblata e un po’ raffazzonata, come sembra ammettere lo stesso autore nei “ringraziamenti” di coda, mettendo insieme storie per lo più già edite qua e là nel secolo scorso in diverse riviste e contesti. Si tratta nel Leggi tutto
Welsh is back. It's time for me to blather aboot this eminently readable collection of Welsh's short stories, spanning from 1994-2000. And what a cracker it is, too. Written in Welsh's typical vernacular, complete with his idiosyncratic sense of spelling and grammar, Reheated Cabbage captures the ess Leggi tutto
This book was great! I've become a huge fan of Welsh and I really enjoyed these new/old stories involving various characters in his universe. The novella at the end, I am Miami, is like a sequel to both Porno and Glue. Juice Terry is one of Welsh's best characters and I found this new adventure of h Leggi tutto
ridiculous and super fun. I read the whole thing on a plane trip from Durham to San Diego (layover, Kansas City). I didn't even realize the christmas dinner story was about begbie, but of COURSE it was. i think i am miami was my favorite. the whole collection starts off with a real bang with the fau Leggi tutto
I really like this writer a lot. He has the right mixture of out and out grossness and also is deceptively deep in his subject matter/plots. I will go out of my way to read what he writes in the future.
A reeking heap of a treasure.
Almost everything in here has been published before in places like “Children of Albion Rovers” and various magazines, extinct or otherwise. This isn’t his strongest collection of stories, I personally think it contains one of his weakest ones in “The Rosewell Incident”, which felt overdone to me. Bu Leggi tutto
Extremely entertaining collection. Like many others, I was a Welsh obsessive as a mid-90s teenager: many of the pieces collected here are welcome reminders of the thrill I experienced first reading him. Only one, 'The Rosewell Incident,' is a misstep: hated it back in '96ish, when I first read it, a Leggi tutto
"Reheated Cabbage" collects a handful of short stories that Welsh has published elsewhere over the past few years, and like any such anthology there is variation in the quality and cohesion of the book as a whole. There are a couple of throwaway stories and a really silly (yet still kind of amusing) Leggi tutto
I am a committed Irvine Welsh fan. I think what he does with the Scottish dialect is incredibly creative. I have never read another author who I could so clearly hear while I am reading. It is a pretty fun experience. Plus, he is very funny, in an incredibly dark way. The other thing he does which I Leggi tutto
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