By Unburied Books
October 31st, 2023
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.