Irvine Welsh was born in 1958 in Leith, an area that had been incorporated into Edinburgh in much the same way that Scotland itself had been colonized by England. So his -- and his characters' -- congenital resentment towards the world in general is not too surprising. After dropping out of school at
In July of 1883, an average middle-class Jewish family in an average suburb of Prague (then in Austria) ushered into the average world a new creature: Franz Kafka. He would never forgive them for this unnatural act of torture.
Franz kept his neurosis quietly to himself throughout his childhood, r
According to Luce Irigaray, Western civilization is "without any female philosophy or linguistics, any female religion or politics. All of these disciplines have been set up in accordance with a male object." This kind of basic feminist observation might sound obvious now, but when Irigaray first utt
A generation mourned the death of Kurt Cobain in 1994, but the mania surrounding his suicide threatened to eclipse the truncated but notable career of his band, Nirvana. Raw, angry, and phenomenally loud, Nirvana was formed in 1987 by guitarist/vocalist Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic, two disillu