Lanark: A Life In Four Books

byAlasdair GrayIntroduction byWilliam Boyd

Paperback | September 11, 2016

Lanark: A Life In Four Books by Alasdair Gray
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'The best Scottish novelist since Sir Walter Scott' ANTHONY BURGESS This cornerstone epic is now available as a beautiful canon with an introduction by William Boyd Probably thegreatest novel of the century' Observer 'Remarkable . . . A work of loving and vivid imagination, yielding copious riches'WILLIAM BOYD 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. First published in 1981, Lanark immediately established Gray as one of Britain's leading writers.
Since 1981, when Alasdair Gray's first novel ( Lanark: A Life in Four Books ) was published by Canongate, he has published twenty books, most of them novels and short stories. In his own words, 'Alasdair Gray is a fat, spectacled, balding, increasingly old Glaswegian pedestrian who has mainly lived by writing and designing books, m...
Title:Lanark: A Life In Four BooksFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:592 pages, 5.13 X 7.74 X 1.41 inShipping dimensions:592 pages, 5.13 X 7.74 X 1.41 inPublished:September 11, 2016Publisher:Canongate BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1782117148

ISBN - 13:9781782117148

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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