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Welsh, Irvine

Overview
Works: 362 works in 1,704 publications in 26 languages and 22,769 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Psychological fiction  Film adaptations  Black humor  Humorous fiction  Comedy films  Short stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Dark comedy films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Other, Actor, Scenarist, wpr, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PR6073.E47, 823.914
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Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh( Book )
197 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in 21 languages and held by 2,352 libraries worldwide
Trainspotting is the novel that launched the sensational career of Irvine Welsh - an authentic, unrelenting, and strangely exhilarating group portrait of blasted lives in Edinburgh that has the linguistic energy of A Clockwork Orange and the literary impact of Last Exit to Brooklyn. Rents, Sick Boy, Mother Superior, Swanney, Spuds, and Begbie are as unforgettable a clutch of rude boys, junkies, and nutters as readers will ever encounter
Skagboys by Irvine Welsh( Book )
41 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,232 libraries worldwide
Mark Renton has it all: he's good-looking, young, with a pretty girlfriend and a place at university. But there's no room for him in the 1980s. When his family starts to fracture, Mark's life swings out of control and he succumbs to the defeatism which has taken hold in Edinburgh's grimmer areas. The way out is heroin. It's no better for his friends. Spud Murphy is paid off from his job, Tommy Lawrence feels himself being sucked into a life of petty crime and violence - the worlds of the thieving Matty Connell and psychotic Franco Begbie. Only Sick Boy, the supreme manipulator of the opposite sex, seems to ride the current, scamming and hustling his way through it all. This book charts their journey from likely lads to young men addicted to the heroin which has flooded their disintegrating community. This is the 1980s: a time of drugs, poverty, AIDS, violence, political strife and hatred - but a lot of laughs, and maybe just a little love; a decade which changed Britain for ever. The prequel to Trainspotting, this is an exhilarating and moving book, full of the scabrous humour, salty vernacular and appalling behaviour
T2 trainspotting by Danny Boyle( visu )
19 editions published in 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,143 libraries worldwide
Na twintig jaar keert ex-verslaafde Mark Renton terug naar Edinburgh. Hij vat het plan op om een pornofilm te maken en krijgt opnieuw te maken met drugsverslaving en met verkeerde vrienden
Crime by Irvine Welsh( Book )
33 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,128 libraries worldwide
Suffering a mental breakdown in the wake of a devastating child-murder case, Detective Inspector Ray Lennox of the Edinburgh PD takes a leave of absence and hopes for a recuperative vacation in Miami, where he struggles with addiction, his fiancee's wedding plans, and gnawing suspicions about a ten-year-old girl
Porno by Irvine Welsh( Book )
90 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 1,044 libraries worldwide
Ten years after the events detailed in "Trainspotting", Simon Williamson, a.k.a. Sick Boy, is back in Edinburgh to direct and produce a porn film along with university student Nikki Fuller-Smith and old friend Mark Benton
Glue by Irvine Welsh( Book )
47 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 938 libraries worldwide
"We follow their lives from the seventies into the new century - from punk to techno, from speed to E - as they struggle with the conditioning of class and culture, peer pressure, and their parents' hopes that maybe their sons will do better than they did. What binds the four of them is the friendship formed by the projects, their school, and their ambition to escape from both. Their loyalty is fused in street morality: Back up your mates, don't hit women, and, most important, never snitch - on anyone."--Jacket
The sex lives of siamese twins : a novel by Irvine Welsh( Book )
30 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 881 libraries worldwide
"When Lucy Brennan, a Miami Beach personal-fitness trainer, disarms an apparently crazed gunman chasing two frightened homeless men along a deserted causeway at night, the police and the breaking-news cameras are not far behind. Within hours, Lucy becomes a hero. Her celebrity is short-lived, though: the 'crazed gunman, ' turns out to be a victim of child sexual abuse and the two men are serial pedophiles. The solitary eye-witness, the depressed and overweight Lena Sorenson, thrilled by Lucy's heroism and decisiveness, becomes obsessed with the trainer and enrolls as a client at her Bodysculpt gym. It quickly becomes clear that Lena is more interested in Lucy's body than her own"--Dust jacket flap
Filth : a novel by Irvine Welsh( Book )
56 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 855 libraries worldwide
A satirical crime novel with a repulsive hero. As he investigates the murder of an African in Edinburgh, detective Bruce Robertson indulges in every imaginable obscenity, his activities commented on periodically by the tapeworm in his gut
The bedroom secrets of the master chefs by Irvine Welsh( Book )
29 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 834 libraries worldwide
"This story of two men locked in a war of wills that threatens their very existence is vintage Irvine Welsh. Troubled restaurant inspector Danny Skinner is on a quest to find the mysterious father his mother will not identify. Unraveling this hidden information is the key to understanding the crippling compulsions that threaten to wreck his young life. His ensuing journey takes him from the festival city of Edinburgh to the foodie city of San Francisco. But the hard-drinking, womanizing Skinner has a strange nemesis in the form of mild-mannered fellow inspector Brian Kibby. It is Skinner's unfathomable, obsessive hatred of Kibby that takes over everything, threatening to destroy not only Skinner and his mission but also those he loves most dearly. When Kibby contracts a horrific, undiagnosable illness, Skinner understands that his destiny is inextricably bound to that of his hated rival, and he is faced with a terrible dilemma. Irvine Welsh's work is a transgressive parable about the great obsessions of our time: food, sex, and celebrity."--Publisher's website
A decent ride : a novel by Irvine Welsh( Book )
29 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Russian and held by 778 libraries worldwide
"Irvine Welsh returns to Edinburgh, the home of Trainspotting and so many of his novels since, with a new novel featuring one of his most iconic and beloved characters 'Juice' Terry Lawson that's thick on the Scottish brogue, heavy on the filth and masterful in its comedic timing. A Decent Ride sees Irvine Welsh back in Edinburgh, this time with one of his most compelling and popular characters front and center: the rampaging force of nature that is 'Juice' Terry Lawson, first seen in Glue. Juice is a man who contains multitudes: he's a top shagger, drug-dealing, gonzo pornstar and taxi driver. As we ride along in Juice's cab through the depraved streets of Edinburgh, Juice encounters a series of charmingly filthy characters, each of whom present their own, uh, unique challenges. Has he finally met his match in Hurricane 'Bawbag'? Can he discover the fate of the missing beauty, Jinty Magdalen, and keep her idiot-savant lover, the man child Wee Jonty, out of prison? Will he find out the real motives of unscrupulous American businessman and reality-TV star, Ronald Checker? And, crucially, will Juice be able to negotiate life after a terrible event robs him of his sexual virility, and can a new fascination for the game of golf help him to live without. a decent ride? (The meaning of the title is starting to sink in now, huh?). So buckle your seatbelts and prepare for one unforgettable ride"--
Ecstasy : three tales of chemical romance by Irvine Welsh( Book )
60 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 722 libraries worldwide
With three delightful tales of love and its up and downs, the ever-surprising Irvine Welsh virtually invents a new genre of fiction: the chemical romance. In "Lorraine Goes to Livingston," a best-selling author of Regency romances, paralyzed and bedridden, plans her revenge on a gambling, whoring husband with the aid of her nurse, Lorraine. In "Fortune's Always Hiding," flawed beauty Samantha Worthington enlists a smitten young soccer thug to find the man who marketed
The acid house by Irvine Welsh( Book )
58 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 721 libraries worldwide
In the title piece an acid head and a newborn infant exchange consciousness with sardonically unexpected results, Snuff is on a man who videotapes his own suicide, and in Vat 69 a woman keeps her husband's head alive in a jar
Marabou stork nightmares : a novel by Irvine Welsh( Book )
34 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 708 libraries worldwide
While lying in a coma in an Edinburgh hospital, Roy Strang experiences strange hallucinatory adventures that recount how he came to be in his current state, from his struggles with his disturbed family to a bizarre quest in Africa
If you liked school, you'll love work-- by Irvine Welsh( Book )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Russian and held by 707 libraries worldwide
A collection of five short pieces includes "Rattlesnakes," in which three young Americans lost in the desert are accosted by two armed Mexicans, and "The DOGS of Lincoln Park," in which a Korean chef and Chicago socialite bond over a missing dog
Reheated cabbage : tales of chemical degeneration by Irvine Welsh( Book )
21 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 588 libraries worldwide
"Reheated Cabbage" is a new collection of old Irvine Welsh stories, many no longer in print, illustrating all his signature skills - brutal humour, and ear finely turned to the vernacular and, of course, unforgettable characters
Trainspotting by Danny Boyle( visu )
148 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 377 libraries worldwide
Een junk in Edinburgh probeert de heroïne en zijn vrienden vaarwel te zeggen
The blade artist by Irvine Welsh( Book )
16 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 365 libraries worldwide
"Jim Francis has finally found the perfect life--and is now unrecognisable, even to himself. A successful painter and sculptor, he lives quietly with his wife, Melanie, and their two young daughters, in an affluent beach town in California. Some say he's a fake and a con man, while others see him as a genuine visionary. But Francis has a very dark past, with another identity and a very different set of values. When he crosses the Atlantic to his native Scotland, for the funeral of a murdered son he barely knew, his old Edinburgh community expects him to take bloody revenge. But as he confronts his previous life, all those friends and enemies--and, most alarmingly, his former self--Francis seems to have other ideas. When Melanie discovers something gruesome in California, which indicates that her husband's violent past might also be also his psychotic present, things start to go very bad, very quickly. The Blade Artist is an elegant, electrifying novel--ultra violent but curiously redemptive--and it marks the return of one of modern fiction's most infamous, terrifying characters, the incendiary Francis Begbie from Trainspotting."--
T2 trainspotting by Irvine Welsh( Book )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 256 libraries worldwide
Ten years on from Trainspotting Sick Boy is back in Edinburgh after a long spell in London. Having failed spectacularly as a hustler, pimp, husband, father and businessman, Sick Boy taps into an opportunity which to him represents one last throw of the dice. However, to realise his dream of directing and producing a pornographic movie, Sick Boy must team up with old pal and fellow exile Mark Renton. Still scheming, still scamming, Sick Boy and Renton soon find out that they have unresolved issues to address concerning the unhinged Frank Begbie, the troubled, drug-addled Spud, but, most of all, with each other
Trainspotting ; & Headstate by Irvine Welsh( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
Because I am a girl ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
"Seven authors have visited seven different countries and spoken to young women and girls about their lives, struggles and hopes. The result is an extraordinary collection of writings about prejudice, abuse and neglect, but also about courage, resilience and changing attitudes. Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Plan, one of the world's largest child-centered community development organizations"--Page 4 of cover
 
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Alternative Names
Irvine Welsh britischer Schriftsteller
Irvine Welsh écrivain britannique
Irvine Welsh Literato escocés
Irvine Welsh schrijver uit Schotland
Irvine Welsh Scottish novelist
Irvine Welsh scrittore scozzese
Irvine Welsh skotský spisovatel
Velšs, Ērvins
Уэлш, Ирвин шотландский писатель
Ървин Уелш
Ірвін Велш
Ірвін Уэлш
Իրվին Ուելշ
אירווין ולש
אירווין ולש סופר בריטי
וולש, אירווין
اروین ولش
ایروین ولش نویسنده و فیلمنامه‌نویس اسکاتلندی
ირვინ უელში
어빈 웰시
웰시, 어빈 1958-
アーヴィン・ウェルシュ
ウェルシュ, アーヴィン
歐文·威爾許
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English (712)
German (61)
Spanish (57)
Italian (44)
French (32)
Russian (22)
Dutch (15)
Polish (11)
Multiple languages (7)
Finnish (7)
Hungarian (7)
Romanian (6)
Croatian (5)
Swedish (5)
Slovenian (4)
Czech (3)
Korean (3)
Portuguese (2)
Danish (2)
Bokmal, Norwegian (2)
Japanese (1)
Turkish (1)
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