busconductor Hines

by James Kelman

Publisher: Phoenix in London

Written in English
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StatementJames Kelman.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6061.E518 B87 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination237 p. ;
Number of Pages237
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1483215M
ISBN 101857990358
LC Control Number93151309

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One of the most original and influential living writers, James Kelman‘s works include The Busconductor Hines, A Disaffection, You Have To Be Careful in the Land of the Free and the Booker Prize-winning How late it was, how late. His latest Kieron Smith, Boy is published by Hamish Hamilton. Image courtesy of Murdo MacLeod.   Kelman is a master at portraying the numb headaches afflicting morose, underwhelmed people: nervous laborers ("The Busconductor Hines"), bored schoolteachers ("A Disaffection"), hopeless castoffs. Books set in Glasgow, Scotland: [The Night the Rich Men Burned, A Sense of Freedom, No Mean City, The Sound of My Voice, The Busconductor Hines. RAE, Barbara. [Artist multiple] Bone china Christmas bauble decorated with a Christmas tree design by Barbara Rae in red, green and silver, with a ribbon ready to hang on the tree. London: Royal Academy, One of a limited edition of hand painted and numbered and produced exclusively for the RA by the designers and ceramicists Glorious Mud, London.

The Vintage Book of Contemporary Scottish Fiction honors Scotland's explosive and innovative national literature with 47 of its finest representatives. In addition to excerpts from writers such as Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting, Marabou Stork Nightmares) and James Kelman (How Late It Was, How Late), this vibrant collection includes voices new to the international scene.

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Hines lives in a crappy flat with no bathrub. He conducts a city bus (he's not passed the driving test, indeed he doesn't even have a driver's license). His job is mind-numbingly boring, his supervisors are daft, and his life is just one lousy day after another. The weather is horrid/5(6). Hines lives in a crappy flat with no bathrub.

He conducts a city bus (he's not passed the driving test, indeed he doesn't even have a driver's license). His job is mind-numbingly boring, his supervisors are daft, and his life is just one lousy day after another.

The weather is horrid/5(6). The Bus Conductor Hines (Fiction) (Fiction Series) [Kelman, James] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Bus Conductor Hines (Fiction) (Fiction Series)Cited by: 6. The Busconductor Hines by James Kelman The Busconductor Hines is the first published novel of the Scottish writer James Kelman, published in This novel is the first to be published by Kelman, but it was written after A by: 6.

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The busconductor Hines by Kelman, James, Publication date Topics Fiction in English, - Pages: The Busconductor Hines By (author) James Kelman Living in a bedsit, just coping with the boredom of being a busconductor, and fully aware that his plans to emigrate to Australia won’t come to anything, Robert Hines is a young Glaswegian leading a pretty drab life.

Thursday 13 September I was 21 and in my last year at Edinburgh University when James Kelman's The Busconductor Hines was published. It was brought out by Polygon Books, a tiny house. Hines lives in a crappy flat with no bathrub. He conducts a city bus (he's not passed the driving test, indeed he doesn't even have a driver's license).

His job is mind-numbingly boring, his supervisors are daft, and his life is just one lousy day after another. The weather is horrid/5(3). This chapter discusses Kelman's The Busconductor Hines, a novel that reflects his tenure as a busconductor in Glasgow, but also notes that Kelman had many other occupations to choose from and tries to determine why he chose a busconductor as the subject of his first novel.

It addresses the question why Kelman placed his protagonist on Glasgow buses, and introduces the idea of ‘Medit’ sections. The Busconductor Hines | Kelman James | busconductor Hines book | B–OK.

Download books for free. Find books. Editions for The Busconductor Hines: (published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), Home My BooksCited by: 6. Buy a cheap copy of The Busconductor Hines book by James Kelman. Living in a no-bedroomed tenement flat, coping with the cold and boredom of busconducting and the bloody-mindedness of Head Office, knowing that emigrating to 4/5(1).

Synopsis Living in a bedsit, just coping with the boredom of being a busconductor, and fully aware that his plans to emigrate to Australia won't come to anything, Robert Hines is a young Glaswegian leading a pretty drab life. There are compensations, however, in his Reviews: The compensations are a wife and child, and a gloriously anarchic imagination.

The Busconductor Hines is a brilliantly executed, uncompromising slice of the Glasgow scene, a portrait of working-class life which is unheroic but humane. Living in a bedsit, just coping with the boredom of being a busconductor, and fully aware that his plans to emigrate to Australia won't come to anything, Robert Hines is a young Glaswegian leading a pretty drab life.

There are compensations, however, in his wife and child, and his eccentric, anarchic imagination/5(6). COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

The Busconductor Hines. Out of print Year of Publication. ISBN. This book can be purchased or ordered from your local independent bookshop or from. Waterstones. Category. Novels. Living in a bedsit, just coping with the boredom of being a busconductor, and fully aware that his plans to emigrate to Australia won’t come.

It might not be unfair to refer to James Kelman as one of the most anhedonic writers ever. There is in his work pathos (particularly in The Busconductor Hines), absurdity (his Booker winning How.

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Living in a bedsit, just coping with the boredom of being a busconductor, and fully aware that his plans to emigrate to Australia won't come to anything, Robert Hines is a young Glaswegian leading a pretty drab life.

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Find Out More. Provincial Booksellers Fairs. Not Not While the Giro, his first book-length collection of short stories, was published in by Polygon, and with his first two novels, The Busconductor Hines () and A Chancer (), Kelman firmly established his artistic flair and commitment to showing real life in Thatcherite Britain as faithfully as possible (far removed from the.

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To use this banner, please refer to the documentation.The anthology features such stories as James Kelman's The Busconductor Hines, on the life of a bus conductor in Glasgow, Alison Fell's There's Tradition for You, an art model's rant, and Duncan McLean's Hours of Darkness, the impact on a community of the arrival of a stranger.Writing in tough, sometimes grim language, Glasgow native Kelman (A Chancer, The Busconductor Hines) conveys the streets, pubs and tenements of Glasgow.