James Kelman

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James Kelman

Ninety-nine per cent of traditional English literature concerns people who never have to worry about money at all. We always seem to be watching or reading about emotional crises among folk who live in a world of great fortune both in matters of luck and money; stories and fantasies about rock stars and film stars, sporting millionaires and models; jet-setting members of the aristocracy and international financiers.More James Kelman [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My culture and my language have the right to exist, and no one has the authority to dismiss that.More James Kelman [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Theoretical webs, dirty webs, fusty webs, old and shrivelling away into nothingness, a fine dust.Who needs that kind of stuff. Far far better getting out into the open air and doing it, actually doing it, something solid and concrete and unconceptualisable.More James Kelman [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Creativity is not passive, I don't see the creation of art as passive.More James Kelman [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The beauty of prose fiction that I see is simply that in order to create something you need only pay attention to personal exigency.More James Kelman [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In prose fiction the freedom to work honestly exists, although you may have to fight for it. In those other areas of literature, I mean drama, there is only silence. That sort of aesthetic integrity does not exist in radio and television, and seldom on film.More James Kelman [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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