The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner with James Kelman

Episode 11 October 31, 2023 01:22:17
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner with James Kelman
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The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner with James Kelman

Oct 31 2023 | 01:22:17

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Show Notes

Author James Kelman joins us to discuss James Hogg's The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, originally published in 1824. It tells the story of a staunch Calvininst who is lured into a killing spree by a mysterious, shapeshifting being. We discuss the novel's unusual structure, moral ambiguity, and mixture of genres. Kelman offers historical insight into the book's philospophy and places the work in a modern, international context.

References:
Andre Gide
Franz Kafka
The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides by James Boswell and Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland by Samuel Johnson
The Collected Letters of James Hogg
The Brownie of Bodsbeck
John Brown
William Blake
Edgar Allan Poe
Robert Louis Stevenson
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Samuel Beckett
The Castle
The Trial
Peggotty in David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Immanuel Kant
David Hume
Adam Smith
Francis Hutchinson
James Clerk Maxwell
Hegel
Karl Marx
Soren Kierkegaard
Rene Decartes
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Blackwood's Magazine
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Francisco Goya
William Wordsworth
Strange Case of Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde
How Late It Was, How Late
Robert the Bruce
Goethe
Albert Camus
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Jack Kerouac
Knut Hamsun
Lucinda Williams
Tom Leonard

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