Of Me and Others: 1952-2019

Author:   Alasdair Gray
Publisher:   Canongate Books Ltd
Edition:   Main
ISBN:  

9781786895202


Pages:   480
Publication Date:   07 February 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Of Me and Others: 1952-2019


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In this frank, playful and typically unorthodox collection of essays, Alasdair Gray tells of how his early life experiences influenced his writing, including the creation of those landmarks of literature, Lanark and 1982, Janine. He details the inspirations behind his many acclaimed artworks and murals, and makes clear how his moral, social and political beliefs and his work are inextricably linked. Incisive, funny and fired with passion, Of Me and Others is as much about people, place and politics as it is about Gray's own life in art.

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Author:   Alasdair Gray
Publisher:   Canongate Books Ltd
Imprint:   Canongate Books Ltd
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Width: 13.50cm , Height: 3.30cm , Length: 21.40cm
Weight:   0.498kg
ISBN:  

9781786895202


ISBN 10:   178689520
Pages:   480
Publication Date:   07 February 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
Stock availability from the supplier is unknown. We will order it for you and ship this item to you once it is received by us.

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Unbelievably inventive -- ALI SMITH Gray is a true original, a twentieth century William Blake * * Observer * * One of the most gifted writers to have put pen to paper in the English language -- IRVINE WELSH A great writer, perhaps the greatest living in Britain today -- WILL SELF Alasdair Gray is that rather rare bird among contemporary British writers - a genuine experimentalist -- DAVID LODGE Disarmingly personal . . . Like Gray himself, the book is by turns ebullient, eccentric, generous and shy * * Scotsman * * Gray has a rare ability to convey his thought in writing that is clear, invigorating and, in the very best way, fun. This book is all of those things, and much more besides . . . A thrilling and powerful statement about the value of Scottish art * * The List * *


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Born in 1934, Alasdair Gray graduated in design and mural painting from Glasgow School of Art. Since 1981, when Lanark was published by Canongate, he has written, designed and illustrated seven novels, several books of short stories, a collection of his stage, radio and TV plays and a book of his visual art, A Life in Pictures. 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.'

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