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Lanark - Alasdair Gray, Janice Galloway
Lanark
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From its first publication in 1981, Lanark was hailed as a masterpiece and it has come to be widely regarded as the most remarkable and influential Scottish novel of the second half of the twentieth century. A work of extraordinary imagination and wide-ranging concerns, its playful narrative... show more
From its first publication in 1981, Lanark was hailed as a masterpiece and it has come to be widely regarded as the most remarkable and influential Scottish novel of the second half of the twentieth century. A work of extraordinary imagination and wide-ranging concerns, its playful narrative conveys at its core a profound message, both personal and political, about humankind's inability to love, and yet our compulsion to go on trying. With its echoes of Dante, Blake, Joyce, Kafka, and Lewis Carroll, Lanark has been published all over the world and to unanimous acclaim. This collector's edition -- deluxe four-volume slipcased and numbered -- marks the novel's return to its original publisher and features a superb new introduction by the award-winning novelist Janice Galloway. In addition, it includes the author's Tailpiece, a fascinating addendum to the novel. "It was time Scotland produced a shattering work of fiction in the modern idiom. This is it." -- Anthony Burgess" Alasdair Gray is one of the most important living writers in English." -- Stephen Bernstein, The New York Times Book Review "Remarkable ... Lanark is a work of loving and vivid imagination, yielding copious riches." -- William Boyd, The Times Literary Supplement (London) "Undoubtedly the best work of fiction written by a Scottish author for decades." -- Time Out (London) "A quite extraordinary achievement, the most remarkable thing in Scottish fiction for a very long time." -- The Scotsman
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781841951201 (184195120X)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Pages no: 560
Edition language: English
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Blogged Out Ma Nut
Blogged Out Ma Nut rated it
3.0
This went from:Book 3- definite favourite book ever!Book 1-... I'll skip thisBook 2-... I'll skip thisBook 4-... .... .... ....Sad. I think it is cruel to create an immersive and surprising world that draws the reader in, then spend 3 other books talking about your own life and revealing ev...
Warwick
Warwick rated it
I wanted very much to love this book, which was probably my first mistake. I had heard a lot of extremely complimentary things about how it was the most unusual, eccentric and meaningful novel various people had read for ages, and I probably came to it with rather exaggerated hopes. Anyway, it's goo...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
2.0
It opens with Book III Chapter 1. The EliteThe Elite Café was entered by a staircase from the foyer of a cinema.This reads like a post modern Ulysses and I didn't enjoy that too much either. Parts 1 and 2 are about one named person, and 3 and 4 about another.Part 3 comes first.And then it is discove...
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