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Welsh, Irvine

Works: 183 works in 984 publications in 21 languages and 17,153 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Dark comedy films  Short stories  Crime films  Detective and mystery fiction  Black humor 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Actor, Scenarist, Other
Classifications: PR6073.E47, 823.914
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Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh( Book )
67 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 1,300 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 )
35 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,297 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 )
25 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,118 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
The bedroom secrets of the master chefs by Irvine Welsh( Book )
43 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 996 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
Filth : a novel by Irvine Welsh( Book )
77 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 959 libraries worldwide
Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson is winding down at work and gearing up for Christmas with a week of sex and drugs in Amsterdam. There are irritating distractions, though, including a missing wife, a nagging cocaine habit, a dramatic deterioration in his genital health, and a string of extra-marital affairs. The last thing he needs is a messy murder to solve
Porno by Irvine Welsh( Book )
61 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 894 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
The sex lives of siamese twins : a novel by Irvine Welsh( Book )
27 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 787 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."--
If you liked school, you'll love work-- by Irvine Welsh( Book )
25 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 782 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
Marabou stork nightmares : a novel by Irvine Welsh( Book )
43 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 771 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 )
31 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 686 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
A decent ride : a novel by Irvine Welsh( Book )
25 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 602 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"--
Trainspotting by Danny Boyle( visu )
135 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 320 libraries worldwide
Een junk in Edinburgh probeert de heroïne en zijn vrienden vaarwel te zeggen
The acid house by Irvine Welsh( Book )
20 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 284 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
Trainspotting ; & Headstate by Irvine Welsh( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
Because I am a girl by John Eldard K.( Book )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 182 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
Babylon Heights by Irvine Welsh( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 142 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
You'll have had your hole by Irvine Welsh( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 101 libraries worldwide
From the author of Trainspotting comes this new play You'll Have Had Your Hole
The blade artist by Irvine Welsh( Book )
7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 88 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." --
Ecstasy : three tales of chemical romance by Irvine Welsh( Book )
19 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Que se passe-t-il quand les fantasmes qu'on a dans la tête se répandent dans la vie et vice versa? Ces contes de la folie ordinaire pour une fin de siècle conjugent plusieurs sortes d'addiction : l'amour, la vengeance, la drogue. On y voit des handicapés monter une organisation terroriste, un auteur de romans sentimentaux s'abandonner à son penchant pour la pornographie, et un couple d'accidentés
Filth by James McAvoy( visu )
3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
James McAvoy stars as a corrupt, sociopathic Edinburgh cop in director Jon S. Baird's fast-paced black comedy, adapted from the novel by Irvine Welsh. Bored with his duties as a Detective Sergeant in the Edinburgh police force, Bruce Robertson (McAvoy) gorges himself on a mixture of cocaine, alcohol, sexually abusive relationships and endless junk food, whilst plotting to get one over on his colleagues in his quest for a promotion. But although he nurses hopes of getting back together with his ex-wife Carole (Shauna MacDonald), Bruce soon finds his life spiralling out of control, when his drug addiction and unchecked psychological issues combine to test his grip on reality and push him over the edge
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Alternative Names
Irvine Welsh britischer Schriftsteller
Irvine Welsh écrivain britannique
Irvine Welsh schrijver uit Schotland
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
ირვინ უელში
어빈 웰시
웰시, 어빈 1958-
ウェルシュ, アーヴィン
English (407)
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Italian (44)
Spanish (44)
French (24)
Japanese (18)
Russian (18)
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Polish (13)
Czech (10)
Finnish (8)
Swedish (5)
Danish (4)
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Hungarian (3)
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Multiple languages (2)
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