Lanark (Paperback)

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By Alasdair Gray, William Boyd (Introduction by)
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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 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.

About the Author

Alasdair Gray is the author of 1982, Janine; The Book of Prefaces; Old Men in Love; and Poor Things, for which he won the Whitbread Novel Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781841959078
ISBN-10: 1841959073
Publisher: Canongate UK
Publication Date: May 31st, 2007
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Canongate Classics Series (Separate Title Per Volume)