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Simon Kovesi

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780719070969

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719070969.001.0001

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The Busconductor Hines (1984)

The Busconductor Hines (1984)

(p.36) 2 The Busconductor Hines (1984)
James Kelman

Simon Kővesi

Manchester University Press

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

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