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FORMAT: Paperback
ISBN: 9781841959078
RRP: £10.99
PAGES: 592
PUBLICATION DATE: May 31, 2007

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Lanark: A Life in Four Books

By (author) Alasdair Gray; Introduction by William Boyd

“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. 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 new edition should cement his reputation as one of our greatest living writers.

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