George Mackay Brown: The Wound and the Gift (Paper)

The Wound and the Gift

  • 9780715209622
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  • 448
  • 131.25
  • Paper
  • 9780715209622
  • 7/30/2012
  • In Stock
$ 12.99

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Enigmatic û mysterious û intriguing: George Mackay Brown was a notoriously private man.á He rarely left his native Orkney, and yet became one of the 20th centuryÆs finest poets and prose stylists.á In his prolific writings, George Mackay BrownÆs spirituality and his love of the wind-scoured island landscape fused to give us some of the most beautiful poetry and prose in the English language. His work is shot through with glimpses of the divine. With curiosity and passion, Ron Ferguson tracks his friendÆs literary and spiritual journey, including his controversial move from Presbyterianism to Roman Catholicism. He explores the darker, more tormented, side of OrkneyÆs bard and uncovers the intense relationship between alcohol, suffering and creativity. The reader is swept along on a literary and spiritual voyage of discovery that compels to the very end. The author draws on previously unpublished letters and original conversations with many well-known writers and friends of George Mackay Brown. He quotes extensively from t

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