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Welsh, Irvine

Works: 203 works in 1,184 publications in 28 languages and 18,672 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Short stories  Black humor  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Action and adventure films  Comedy films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Scenarist, Author of screenplay, Other
Classifications: PR6073.E47, 823.914
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Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh( Book )
219 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 26 languages and held by 2,503 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
Crime by Irvine Welsh( Book )
33 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,331 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
Skagboys by Irvine Welsh( Book )
27 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,133 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the misadventures of Mark Renton and his friends as they cope with economic uncertainties, family problems, drug use, and the opposite sex in 1980s Edinburgh
Glue by Irvine Welsh( Book )
65 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 13 languages and held by 1,090 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 bedroom secrets of the master chefs by Irvine Welsh( Book )
39 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,061 libraries worldwide
Environmental health officer Danny Skinner embarks on a journey from Edinburgh to San Francisco in search of the father he never knew, and discovers that his identity is entwined with the fate of his despised colleague, Brian Kibby
Porno by Irvine Welsh( Book )
66 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 956 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 Renton
Filth : a novel by Irvine Welsh( Book )
63 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 953 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
If you liked school, you'll love work-- by Irvine Welsh( Book )
22 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 792 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
Ecstasy : three tales of chemical romance by Irvine Welsh( Book )
68 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 787 libraries worldwide
The drug that crippled her from birth - in order to give him a taste of his own disastrous medicine. In the upbeat final tale, "The Undefeated," we experience the transfiguring passion of the miserably married young yuppie Heather and the raver Lloyd from Leith - a grand affair played out to a house music beat
Marabou stork nightmares : a novel by Irvine Welsh( Book )
36 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 764 libraries worldwide
The making of a Scottish hooligan. He is Roy Strang, whose mother was a prostitute, the father a ruffian, and there was a pedophile uncle who played with him. He gets into wrong company, stabs a schoolmate, gang rapes a girl and becomes famous. One day he gets his just deserts. The tale is told in flashbacks as he lies in hospital in a coma
Reheated cabbage : tales of chemical degeneration by Irvine Welsh( Book )
26 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 694 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
The acid house by Irvine Welsh( Book )
65 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 13 languages and held by 674 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
The sex lives of siamese twins : a novel by Irvine Welsh( Book )
19 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 643 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
Trainspotting by Danny Boyle( visu )
118 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 307 libraries worldwide
Based on the novel by Irvine Welsh, this is the smart, funny, sickly and sometimes plain unconscious story of Mark Renton and a group of losers, liars, psychos, thieves and junkies that he calls his friends
Because I am a girl ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 188 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"--P. [4] of cover
A decent ride by Irvine Welsh( Book )
11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 153 libraries worldwide
A rampaging force of nature is wreaking havoc on the streets of Edinburgh, but has top shagger, drug-dealer, gonzo-porn-star and taxi-driver, 'Juice' Terry Lawson, finally met his match in Hurricane 'Bawbag'? Can Terry 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 Terry 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?
Babylon Heights by Irvine Welsh( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
"If you put four dwarfs in a room with enough opium and alcohol, it's bound to end in tears. In 1935, MGM studios embarked on a movie adaptation of L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz. The production called for the casting of many dwarfs to play the Munchkins of the mythical Land of Oz, and the studio began recruiting 'small persons' from all over the world. During production, rumors spread around Hollywood of wild Munchkin sex orgies, drunken behavior and general dwarf debauchery. More sinisterly, a Munchkin is said to have committed suicide by hanging himself on the set during filming--what appears to be a small human body is clearly visible hanging from a tree in the Tin Man scene. It is a claim that has passed into Hollywood legend. Set in a hotel room in Culver City, California, Babylon Heights is Irvine Welsh and Dean Cavanagh's scabrous and hilarious imaging of what could, very possibly, have led to the dwarf suicide."--Publisher's website
The acid house : a screen play by Irvine Welsh( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
You'll have had your hole by Irvine Welsh( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 96 libraries worldwide
From the author of Trainspotting comes this new play You'll Have Had Your Hole
4-Play ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Irvine Welsh britischer Schriftsteller
Irvine Welsh écrivain britannique
Irvine Welsh scrittore scozzese
Velšs, Ērvins
Уэлш, Ирвин шотландский писатель
Ървин Уелш
Ірвін Велш
Ірвін Уэлш
Իրվին Ուելշ
אירווין ולש
וולש, אירווין
ایروین ولش نویسنده و فیلمنامه‌نویس اسکاتلندی
어빈 웰시
ウェルシュ, アーヴィン
English (507)
German (86)
Italian (74)
Spanish (66)
French (35)
Dutch (23)
Russian (22)
Polish (19)
Czech (16)
Finnish (11)
Japanese (10)
Chinese (10)
Croatian (9)
Hungarian (9)
Swedish (7)
Danish (7)
Slovenian (7)
Portuguese (4)
Ukrainian (3)
Korean (3)
Romanian (3)
Norwegian (3)
Turkish (2)
Multiple languages (2)
Serbian (2)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
Hebrew (1)
Bulgarian (1)
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