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A Scots Quair: Sunset Song: Cloud Howe: Grey Granite

A Scots Quair: Sunset Song: Cloud Howe: Grey Granite

Author: Lewis Grassic Gibbon
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Chris Guthrie, torn between her love of the land and her desire to escape the narrow horizons of a peasant culture, is the thread that links these three works. In them, Gibbon interweaves the personal joys and sorrows of Chris' life with the greater historical and political events of the time.


Sunset Song, the first and most celebrated book of the trilogy, covers the early years of the twentieth century, including the First World War. Chris survives, with her son Ewan, but the tragedy has struck and her wild spirit subdued. In Cloud Howe, as the minister's wife, Chris learns to love again, and we witness the cruel gossip and high comedy of small village life until, once again, Chris suffers a terrible loss. Grey Granite focuses on her son Ewan and his passionate involvement with justice for the common man. For Chris, with her intuitive strength, nothing lasts - only the land endures.

Reviews

This book may be read with delight the world over. --New York Times

It would be impossible to overestimate Lewis Grassic Gibbon's importance ... A Scots Quair is a landmark work; it permeates the Scottish literary consciousness and colours all subsequent writing of its kind. -- David Kerr Cameron

Gibbon's style is one of the great achievements of the trilogy and should be seen ... in the context of mordernist innovators such as James Joyce, Gerturde Stein and William Faulkner. -- Tom Crawford

A Scots Quair is a lyrical achievement still unparalleled in British writing. -- Ali Smith

Author description

Born James Leslie Mitchell in 1901, Lewis Grassic Gibbon was a key figure in Scotland's literary renaissance of the 1920s and 30s, growing to become a writer of international importance. His most celebrated work is A Scots Quair (Canongate Classics). He died in 1935.

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General Fields

  • : 9781847672681
  • : Canongate Books Ltd
  • : Canongate Books Ltd
  • : August 2008
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Illustrations, maps
  • : Lewis Grassic Gibbon
  • : Paperback
  • : Main
  • : 823.912
  • : 768