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Alasdair Gray - Lanark (2nd Hand Paperback)

£4.70
SKU B000033
Synopsis

Lanark, a modern vision of hell, is set in the disintegrating cities of Unthank and Glasgow, and tells the interwoven stories of Lanark and Duncan Thaw.

A work of extraordinary imagination and wide range, its playful narrative techniques convey a profound message, both personal and political, about humankind's inability to love, and yet our compulsion to go on trying.

Widely recognised as a modern classic, Alasdair Gray's magnum opus was first published in 1981 and immediately established him as one of Britain's leading writers. Comparisons have been made to Dante, Blake, Joyce, Orwell, Kafka, Huxley and Lewis Carroll.

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Thick Paperback
  • Condition : Good (Slightest touch of tanning only)
  • Category : Fiction - Scottish Fiction
  • Published : 1981 (This edition 2008 - Canongate)
  • ISBN : 9781841959078
  • SKU : B000033
  • PPC : SP700gm
  • RRP : £9.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"This book cemented his reputation as one of our greatest writers." - The Herald.

"Probably the greatest novel of the century . . . it marked the beginning of a new era." James Campbell, The Observer.

The Author

Alasdair James Gray was a Scottish writer and artist. His first novel, Lanark, is seen as a landmark of Scottish fiction. He published novels, short stories, plays, poetry and translations, and wrote on politics and the history of English and Scots literature.