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<i>The Busconductor Hines</i> (1984)

Simon Kővesi

in James Kelman

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780719070969
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701041 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719070969.003.0002
The Busconductor Hines (1984)

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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, also examining the belief that Glasgow should never be forgotten in Kelman's texts.

Keywords: busconductor; Glasgow; Medit sections; Busconductor Hines

Chapter.  11894 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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