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Interrogation of silence : the writings of George Mackay Brown

Author: Rowena Murray; Brian Murray
Publisher: London : John Murray, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of George Mackay Brown's poetry and prose.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: George Mackay Brown; George Mackay Brown; George Mackay Brown
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rowena Murray; Brian Murray
ISBN: 0719559294 9780719559297
OCLC Number: 56465416
Description: xi, 306 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : 'interrogation of silence' --
Pt. 1. 1921-1960 : becoming a writer --
1. 'A seeker after images' : childhood and adolescent writing (1921-42) --
2. The stromness correspondent : journalism, poems and stories (1943-51) --
3. Closed societies of island, college and hospital : The storm (1951-56) --
4. 'A swarm of symbols' : Loaves and fishes (1957-60) --
Pt. 2. 1961-1974 : from journalism to literature --
5. 'The way of literature' : The year of the whale (1961-65) --
6. 'The Orkney gift of narrative' (1965-69) --
7. Confronting the twentieth century : ruin and regeneration (1970-74) --
Pt. 3. 1975-1996 : 'keeping the roots alive' --
8. 'Through the eye of the needle of Orkney' : experiment and consolidation (1975-80) --
9. The recurring journey (1981-91) --
10. 'Perfect silence' (1992-96).
Responsibility: Rowena Murray & Brian Murray.

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'There can be few poets anywhere in the Western world writing as pure and unadulterated a poetry as that of George Mackay Brown' -- Times Literary Supplement '[This ] fine book ... provides an Read more...

 
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