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Containing sixteen tales that were published in 1983 with the title Unlikely Stories, Mostly, this collection also includes fifty-seven tales from later books, as well as sixteen new ones.
The first sixteen tales in this collection were published by Canongate in 1983 with the title Unlikely Stories, Mostly. This collection also has fifty-seven tales from later books, plus sixteen new ones published together for the first time. This last section, Tales Droll and Plausible, shows that Gray's recent twenty-first-century fiction is as uncomfortably funny and up to date as his earliest.
' Gray is a true original, a twentieth century William Blake.'
'A great writer, perhaps the greatest writer living in Britain today'.
' One of the most gifted writers to have put pen to paper in the English language'
'A necessary genius'
'A genuine experimentalist.'
Publication date: 02/04/2015
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
|Publication date:||2nd April 2015|
|Publisher:||Canongate Books Ltd|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Shorter Reads,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Alasdair Gray is an old asthmatic Glaswegian who lives by painting, writing and book design. In addition to Lanark, he is author of Unlikely Stories Mostly, 1982 Janine, The Fall of Kelvin Walker, Lean Tales (with James Kelman and Agnes Owens), Old Negatives (verse), McGrotty & Ludmilla, Something Leather, Why Scots Should Rule Scotland, Poor Things, The Ends of our Tethers and A Life in Pictures. Author illustration © Alasdair GrayMore About Alasdair Gray