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Lanark - The Canons No. 1 (Paperback)
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Lanark - The Canons No. 1 (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 18/08/2011
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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 timely new edition should cement his reputation as one of our greatest living writers.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780857861788
Weight: 486 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 37 mm

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“My reading of Lanark”

I enjoyed reading Alisdair Gray's Lanark. His language and clarity of writing are impressive indeed. I wish iI had known about the explanatory notes before completing the book and I hope to return for a second... More

Paperback edition
2nd January 2017
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“An Epic Like No Other”

What. A. Book.
The book is utterly bizarre. People turn into dragons. Lanark jumps through a giant mouth. It's a Glaswegian social commentary. It's a fictional dystopia.

The protagonist(s) follow suit and... More

Paperback edition
3 similar books recommended
24th January 2018
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