Lanark: A Life in Four Books (Canons #1) (Paperback)

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By Alasdair Gray, William Boyd (Introduction by)
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'Probably the greatest novel of the century' Observer

'Remarkable . . . A work of loving and vivid imagination, yielding copious riches' 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.

First published in 1981, Lanark immediately established Gray as one of Britain's leading writers.

About the Author


Since 1981, when Lanark was published by Canongate, Alasdair Gray has published twenty books, most of them novels and short stories. In his own words, 'Alasdair Gray is a fat, spectacled, balding, increasingly old Glaswegian pedestrian who has mainly lived by writing and designing books, most of them fiction.'
Product Details
ISBN: 9781782117148
ISBN-10: 1782117148
Publisher: Canongate Books
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2017
Pages: 592
Language: English
Series: Canons