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Titel: A Calendar of Love and Other Stories
Verlag: The Hogarth Press Ltd
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included
Auflage: First Edition.
Art des Buches: book
1967. First Edition. 157 pages. Blue, pictorial dust jacket over blue cloth. Firm binding. Noticeable foxing, tanning and handling marks. Slight bumping to corners with mild rubbing along edges and over surfaces. Unclipped jacket. Chipping and tears to spine ends and along edges with moderate rubbing, tanning, foxing and wear over surfaces. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1445890911NAT
Inhaltsangabe: In this, George Mackay Brown's first collection of short stories, the themes he would develop over his career are set out - an obsession with his home Orkney, its dark and violent Viking past, the cycle of the seasons, and the struggle of its inhabitants. The characters of these stories - the fishermen, the crofters, the farmers and the wild tinkers - are all struggling to live their lives and find their identities in a harsh habitat and a cruel age. The stories in this collection share the same melancholy tone and sense of the ceaseless renewal made possible by the natural cycle.
George Mackay Brown is one of the masters of the short story form. --Ali Smith
[Mackay Brown] distilled the essence of his people's past into timeless and meditative prose of extraordinary beauty. --Inverness Courier
'Tae read George Mackay Brown is tae dauner lik a ghaist, flittin frae landwart tae seawart, frae here-an-nou, tae lang, lang Syne an tae ken the heids an herts o priest, tinker, cadger, witch, crofter, fisherman, bairn, orra body. Sae seamless is his scrievin that ye dinna remark the mudgins in perception in time an place. Ye paddle in the gaithert burn o consciousness sae that ye become a pairt o it; ye are at the hert o a commonty, a dirlin, history an a speeritual expairience... Gin ye need fushion fur yer mind an yer sowel ye canna dae better nor this. --Lallans Review
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