Posts tagged ‘caledonian grunge’

July 20th, 2013

"What we have here is a fine example of Caledonian grunge, wherein writers north of the River Tweed…

"What we have here is a fine example of Caledonian grunge, wherein writers north of the River Tweed grab the English language by the lapels, dunk it in the gutter and kick it into filthy, idiomatic life, thus leaving terrified book reviewers with no option but to find them ‘gritty’ or ‘authentic.’”

                                                —Tom Shone on Jenny Fagan’s Panopticon