"Rhizome National Identity: 'Scatlin's Psychic Defense' in Trainspotting "

  title={"Rhizome National Identity: 'Scatlin's Psychic Defense' in Trainspotting "},
  author={Jennifer M. Jeffers},
  journal={Journal of Narrative Theory},
  pages={111 - 88}
  • J. Jeffers
  • Published 2005
  • History
  • Journal of Narrative Theory
Irvine Welsh's debut novel Trainspotting (1993) became famous and fashionable with the Miramax Films release in 1996. However, John Hodge's screenplay of Trainspotting is only minimally based on Welsh's novel; the film Trainspotting narrowly presents one strand of events to the exclusion of several others found in the novel. The overwhelming popularity of the film's discourse is analogous to Foucault's idea of the discourse of the author in which a false or misleading "mystique" of the author… Expand
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