Posts tagged ‘raw’

February 18, 2009

How Late It Was, How Late: It Tastes Awful. And It Works

by martazem

Marta Zemojtel
English 213

“I mean that was something about Sammy, yer man, know what I’m saying, a lot of cunts would have done their box. But he hadnay. He had survived it…..The nightmare was over. So how come he still couldnay see fuck all?”

            It is through the use of such raw language, uninhibited grammar and erratic thought processes that Kelman throws decency, politeness, conventional literary style and spell-check out the window. The reader is left with the exposed struggle of a flawed yet charming character whose personal, cultural and socio-economic problems are only magnified by his half-hearted attempts to alleviate them.

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