Alasdair Gray's fiction is about modern states of love, faith, language and politics. The verses in Old Negatives deal with the same things, omitting politics. They have been written at different times since 1952 and are arranged chronologically to suggest growth. They are negative because they describe love mainly by its absences and reverses.
Used availability for Alasdair Gray's Old Negatives
February 1989 : UK Hardback
January 1989 : UK Paperback