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Lanark : a life in four books

Author: Alasdair Gray; William Boyd
Publisher: Edinburgh : Canongate, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A modern vision of hell, Lanark 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. Widely recognized as a modern classic, Alasdair  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Fiction
Bildungsromans
Dystopias
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alasdair Gray; William Boyd
ISBN: 9781841959078 1841959073
OCLC Number: 234289804
Notes: Originally published in Great Britain in 1981.
Description: xv, 573 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: by Alasdair Gray ; with an introduction by William Boyd.

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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 * * Undoubtedly the best work Read more...

 
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