The Culture of Capital

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  • Copyright: 2008-06-16
  • Publisher: Liverpool University Press
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"The Culture of Capital" brings together a fascinating new collection of short stories from acclaimed author and playwright Nicky Allt about what it means to live in his home city of Liverpool. Covering late-twentieth-century terrain as diverse as a night spent watching The Clash perform at Liverpool's legendary Eric's club to the bleak tale of an unemployed builder intimidated by a local drug baron, Allt's writing submerses the reader in the great Liverpudlian themes of music, sport, humor, and exceptionalism. Using the city's status as the European Capital of Culture in 2008 as a prism through which we might understand contemporary Liverpool, this sometimes poignant, sometimes acerbic, but always compelling collection will be required reading for anyone interested in the culture and creativity of this memorable city.

Author Biography

Nicky Allt is the author of Here We Go Gathering Cups in May and The Boys from The Mersey.

Table of Contents

Sintroductionp. 1
Wintroductionp. 9
The Un-English Diseasep. 13
Liverpool DNAp. 43
Artist's view ... Art in a Cityp. 49
Liverpool life ... Outsourced Liverpoolp. 51
Liverpool life ... Liverpool Loup. 57
Bluecoat view ... Cultural Cakes and Crevicesp. 59
London view ... When it all comes downp. 65
Political life ... The Regeneration Professionalsp. 82
Athens life ... Family Mattersp. 98
Halewood life ... The Sound of the Suburbsp. 102
Cultural life ... Cock-ups and Pasta Saucesp. 105
Love life ... Sweet, Sweet Emerald-eyed Punkp. 108
Cultural life ... Bureaucracy vs. Creativityp. 128
Cultural life ... Capital of (Popular) Culturep. 130
Writer's life ... The Capital of Kidneysp. 132
Taffy Scousep. 143
Paddy-Wack (Irish Scouse)p. 145
Scottish Scousep. 147
English Scousep. 149
October 2007 ... A Day in the Lifep. 153
Selected Liverpool music to walk the cityp. 172
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