New Trocchi poetry edition

Posted May 22, 2009 5:55 pm by Andrew Martin

TrocchiIt is good to see Oneworld Classics have recently brought out a new edition of Man at leisure the little-known collection of poetry by Scotland’s very own underground literary hero and erstwhile pornographer Alexander Trocchi. Trocchi, who died in 1984, is best known for his haunting novel Young Adam, a short but intriguing tale of a a handsome drifter working a barge between Glasgow and Leith, filmed a few years back with a stellar Scottish cast. I re-read it recently and was reminded of its fresh erotic quality – certainly not part of the Scottish kailyard tradition !

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