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Lanark by Alasdair Gray
  

Lanark

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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

With an introduction by William Boyd who says, 'Lanark will leave its trace on your life', this is 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. This timely new edition should cement his reputation as one of our greatest living writers.

If you like Alasdair Gray you might also like to read books by James Kelman, Irvine Welsh and Iain Sinclair.

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Synopsis

Lanark by Alasdair Gray

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.

Reviews

'A quite extraordinary achievement, the most remarkable thing in Scottish fiction for a very long time. It has changed the landscape.' - Allan Massie, The Scotsman

About the Author

Alasdair Gray

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 Gray

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Book Info

Publication date

31st May 2007

Author

Alasdair Gray

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Author's Website

www.alasdairgray.co.uk/

Publisher

Canongate Books Ltd

Format

Paperback

Categories

Literary Fiction
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ISBN

9781841959078

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