Three new books by James Kelman have just been published by PM Press of California. This must be an exciting time for both Kelman fans and for Kelman Studies. One new novel, one collection of essays, and a philosophical debate between Kelman and Noam Chomsky -it’s a lot to chew on. So The Drouth is delighted to be producing the first reviews of these new works. The second up in our Kelman series is a review of his new novel by writer Gerry Hassan.
THE LONLINESS OF THE LONG DISTANT WRITER IN THE AGE OF CONSTANT SELF-PROMOTION
God’s Teeth and Other Phenomena by James Kelman, PM Press.
Every year 180, 000 books are published in the UK. As Stephen Lotinga, Chief Executive of the Publisher’s Association, commented in November 2020, during lockdown readers have returned to fiction for ‘entertainment, escapism and comfort’. And those who read James Kelman’s extraordinary new novel (the title of which evokes an Elizabethan blasphemy that punctuates the text) will find all of these – and much, much more – within.
Read the full review here: https://www.thedrouth.org/gods-teeth-james-kelmans-new-novel-reviewed-by-gerry-hassan/