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Brown, George Mackay

Overview
Works: 403 works in 1,258 publications in 8 languages and 19,868 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Biography  History  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Christian fiction  Musical settings  Short stories  Drama 
Roles: Author, Lyricist, Performer, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator, Librettist
Classifications: PR6052.R59, 823.914
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A time to keep and other stories by George Mackay Brown( Book )

31 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second collection of stories published by George Mackay Brown, this volume includes 12 stories arising from both ancient and modern life on the island of Orkney
Greenvoe by George Mackay Brown( Book )

49 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greenvoe is a tight-knit community on the Orcadian island of Hellya, unchanged for generations. A sinister military/industrial project, Operation Black Star, requires the island for unspecified purposes and threatens the islanders' way of life. In this, his first novel (1972), George Mackay Brown recreates a week in the life of the island community as they come to terms with the destructiveness of Operation Black Star. A whole host of characters - failed fisherman and Marxist The Skarf, boatman and ladies' man Ivan Westray, pious creeler Samuel Whaness, drunken fisherman Bert Kerston, earth-mother Alice Voar, and hard-drinking Timmy Folster - are brought to life in this mixture of prose and poetry
Poems new and selected by George Mackay Brown( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beside the ocean of time by George Mackay Brown( Book )

34 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Orkney Islands, a farmer's son is considered a nobody because he daydreams a lot. Fortunately for him World War II breaks out, he goes off to fight and returns a somebody: a hero and a writer. A look at fate by the author of Vinland
Selected poems, 1954-1992 by George Mackay Brown( Book )

24 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A calendar of love, and other stories by George Mackay Brown( Book )

32 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author write "Orkney is such a green world in itself. Walk a mile or two and you will see, mixed up with the modern houses of concrete and wood, the 'old farmhouse sunk in time'; hall and manse from which laird and minister ruled in the eighteenth century; smuggler's cave, witch's novel ... homesteads of Viking ... immense burial chambers where the Norse Jerusalem farers broke in and covered the walls with runes". Against this background, the characters of the stories - the fisherman, crofters, farmers and wild tinkers - live out their hard and often bitter lives. Other stories, in their mixture of Norse and Scottish legend and history, recreate the witch trails, the priest hunts, and the Viking raids of the early days
Winter tales by George Mackay Brown( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories by a Scottish poet on life in the Orkney Islands. The story, Crusader's Christmas, recalls the time the islands belonged to the Vikings, Shell Story portrays the lot of fishermen's wives, and The Paraffin Lamp is on obstinacy, a quality vital in fishing, here illustrated by a man's refusal to part with his lamp. By the author of A Time to Keep
Magnus: a novel by George Mackay Brown( Book )

36 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the life of St Magnus
Andrina and other stories by George Mackay Brown( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The island of the women and other stories by George Mackay Brown( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mythical tales by a Scottish poet. They range from the title story, which is on the love of a seal for a woman, to a story about the guardian of a stone that protects an island from invaders
Vinland by George Mackay Brown( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vinland follows the turbulent life of Ranald Sigmundson, a young boy born into the Dark Ages when Orkney was torn between its Viking past and its Christian future. Struggling to understand the conflicts of his home, Ranald seeks adventure and knowledge across the seas, his journeys taking him as far as Norway, Iceland and Ireland. Through Ranald's story, many elements of early medieval life - of seamanship, marriage customs, beliefs and traditions - are brought to life, and the traditional poetry interwoven through the prose adds a richness and poignancy to the tales he tells."--BOOK JACKET
Time in a red coat by George Mackay Brown( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sprookjesachtig verhaal dat door de eeuwen heen speelt in een door oorlogen en rampen geteisterd Europa
Hawkfall and other stories by George Mackay Brown( Book )

22 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the Orkney's. Some concern twentieth century Orkneymen, while others tell of their ancestors of 500 or even 4,000 years ago. They show how the history and legends of the islands have had a deep effect upon the present day community
Fishermen with ploughs: a poem cycle by George Mackay Brown( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sun's net : stories by George Mackay Brown( Book )

25 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The masked fisherman, and other stories by George Mackay Brown( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An incident from the Viking period in the Northern Isles of Scotland inspired the story from which this collection takes its title. The stories range from the first century, to the 1920s - when the author was a child - to one which ends a hundred years from now
Three plays by George Mackay Brown( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wreck of the Archangel : poems by George Mackay Brown( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solstice of light ; Hymn ; 5 carols by Peter Maxwell Davies( )

2 editions published in 1992 in Undetermined and English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Orkney tapestry by George Mackay Brown( Book )

15 editions published between 1969 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes a play
 
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Alternative Names
Brown, G.

Brown, George

Brown, George Mackay

George Mackay Brown britisk poet

George Mackay Brown Brits dichter (1921-1996)

George Mackay Brown brittisk poet

George Mackay Brown Poet

George Mackay Brown schottischer Dichter und Schriftsteller

George Mackay Brown scrittore e poeta scozzese

Mackay Brown, George.

Mackay Brown, George 1921-1996

ジョージ・マッカイ・ブラウン

ブラウン, ジョージ・マッカイ

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GreenvoeBeside the ocean of timeSelected poems, 1954-1992A calendar of love, and other storiesWinter talesMagnus: a novelAndrina and other storiesThe island of the women and other stories