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The Man Who Wanted To Smell Books - Canongate Classics (Paperback)

(author), (author of introduction)
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Paperback 392 Pages / Published: 17/09/2001
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Elspeth Davie is one of Scotland's finest and most underrated short-story writers. Her prose style is as clear and occasionally unnerving as that of Muriel Spark, yet her work reveals a gentler and more compassionate, but no less penetrating eye for the beauty and the strangeness of the daily human condition.This wide-ranging collection of the very best of Elspeth Davie's short fiction offers an important reassessment of a wonderful writer.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781841952000
Number of pages: 392
Weight: 248 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 23 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Exceptionally powerful . . . this is a most impressive collection, a work of genuine imagination. And Mrs Davie's measured, subtly cadenced prose is a pleasure to read." --Observer
"Mrs Davie commands a beautifully clear prose style that she can intensify when necessary to touch the hem of poetry." --Edinburgh Evening News
"Shows the skill and originality of the writer in articulating and devising images for human doubts and ambiguities." --Herald

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