Sunset Song


Author: Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Publisher: Birlinn
ISBN: 0857907131
Category: Fiction
Page: 292
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Faced with a choice between her harsh farming life and the seductive but distant world of books and learning, Chris Guthrie eventually decides to remain in her rural community, bound by her intense love of the land. However, the intervention of the First World War leaves her choice in tatters. Chris is now a widowed single mother: her farm, and the land it occupies, is altered beyond recognition - trees torn down, people displaced. But although the novel describes a way of life which is in decline, it also presents a strong image of hope. Chris adapts to her new world, displaying an intuitive strength which, like the land which she loves, endures despite everything. "Sunset Song" is a testament to Scotland's agricultural past, to the world of crofters and tradition which was destroyed in the First World War. It is a powerful description of life in the first few decades of the century through the evocation of change and the lyrical intensity of its prose. Renowned expert Ian Campbell has produced the first new scholarly text for fifteen years and has the blessing of the Lewis Grassic Gibbon estate.

SUNSET SONG (World's Classic Series)

One of the Greatest Works of Scottish Literature from the Renowned Author of Spartacus, Smeddum & The Thirteenth Disciple
Author: Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026853253
Category: Fiction
Page: 265
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This carefully crafted ebook: “SUNSET SONG (World's Classic Series)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Sunset Song is widely regarded as one of the most important Scottish novels of the 20th century. Chris Guthrie, the female protagonist, is a strong character who grows up in a dysfunctional farming family. Life is hard after her dad's death and she must take some tough decisions to save her farms under the inevitable threat of World War I . . . Lewis Grassic Gibbon was the pseudonym of James Leslie Mitchell (1901-1935), a Scottish writer famous for his contribution to the Scottish Renaissance and portrayal of strong female characters.

A SCOTS QUAIR: Sunset Song, Cloud Howe & Grey Granite (World's Classics Series)

A Gripping Trilogy of a Woman's Life amidst the Radically Changing World (One of the Most Important British Novels of the 20th Century)
Author: Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026853245
Category: Fiction
Page: 700
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This carefully crafted ebook: “A SCOTS QUAIR: Sunset Song, Cloud Howe & Grey Granite (World's Classics Series)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Sunset Song is the first book of the trilogy A Scots Quair and widely regarded as one of the most important Scottish novels of the 20th century. Chris Guthrie, the female protagonist, is a strong character who grows up in a dysfunctional farming family. Life is hard after her dad's death and she must take some tough decisions to save her farms under the inevitable threat of World War I. Cloud HoweII is the story of Chris Guthrie and her second husband Robert. They move to Segget, a mill town where a class struggle is taking shape and Robert is at the helm of political affairs. Grey Granite is the final book of the trilogy and the story of Ewan, Chris's son in the depression era. Ewan is forced to become a communist activist due to violence and police brutality. But everything is threatened when the cause becomes bigger than the people around him. Lewis Grassic Gibbon was the pseudonym of James Leslie Mitchell (1901 – 1935), a Scottish writer famous for his contribution to the Scottish Renaissance and portrayal of strong female characters.

The Sunset Song

And Other Verses (Classic Reprint)
Author: N.A
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780365277668
Category: Poetry
Page: 328
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Excerpt from The Sunset Song: And Other Verses Goes on and leaves her there? He sings! Sings as a seraph shut from heaven. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Lewis Grassic Gibbon's Sunset Song


Author: Douglas F. Young
Publisher: Scotnotes Study Guides
ISBN: N.A
Category: Scotland
Page: 56
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The SCOTNOTES booklets are a series of study guides to major Scottish writers and texts frequently used within literature courses, aimed at senior secondary school pupils and students in further education. This title covers the novel Sunset Song, by Lewis Grassic Gibbon.

Scottish Landscape

Sunset Song, Ayrshire Idylls, The House with the Green Shutters
Author: Lewis Grassic Gibbon,Neil Munro,George Douglas Brown
Publisher: Palimpsest Book Production Limited
ISBN: 1910486140
Category: Fiction
Page: 542
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A Scottish lost treasures collection of three classic Scottish historical novels, each set in a beautifully described landscape. Bundled by subject matter rather than author, the books create a compelling trilogy. "Palimpsest's eClassics series, Scottish Lost Treasures, shows us how much poorer Britain's cultural heritage would be without Scottish writers ... The best example I've seen of how curation and presentation can bring old books to new audiences" - The Observer "This strikes me as a fantastic venture, and one I hope will expand further" - Professor Willy Maley, University of Glasgow, Scotland on Sunday

Sunset Song

A Novel
Author: James Leslie Mitchell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 287
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Lewis Grassic Gibbon's Sunset Song


Author: Alastair Cording,Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781854597724
Category: Drama
Page: 60
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A classic of Scots literature, brilliantly adapted for the stage. Sunset Song is the first novel in Lewis Grassic Gibbon's Scots Quair trilogy, a rich evocation of growing up on a farm in Scotland in the early-20th century, of being in love and in lust, of getting by as a young mother on your own and of losing your lover in war. The distinguishing feature of the books - and of this dramatisation - is the use of the rhythms and vocabulary of Scots to tell the story. This stage version of Sunset Song by Alastair Cording was first performed at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow, in 1991. 'Succeeds marvellously... puts Scotland's own history onto the stage with vigour, precision and skill... a pure piece of theatre' Guardian 'Does full justice to Grassic Gibbon... a joy and a wrench to watch its blithe unfolding of tragedy and hope' Scotland on Sunday

Sunset Song


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781510046528
Category:
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A Twentieth-century Literature Reader

Texts and Debates
Author: Suman Gupta,David Johnson
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415351713
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 320
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This critical Reader is the essential companion to any course in twentieth-century literature. Drawing upon the work of a wide range of key writers and critics, the selected extracts provide: a literary-historical overview of the twentieth century insight into theoretical discussions around the purpose, value and form of literature which dominated the century closer examination of representative texts from the period, around which key critical issues might be debated. Clearly conveying the excitement generated by twentieth-century literary texts and by the provocative critical ideas and arguments that surrounded them, this reader can be used alongside the two volumes of Debating Twentieth-Century Literature or as a core text for any module on the literature of the last century. Texts examined in detail include: Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, Mansfield's Short Stories, poetry of the 1930s, Gibbon's Sunset Song, Eliot's Prufrock, Brecht's Galileo, Woolf's Orlando, Okigbo's Selected Poems, du Maurier's Rebecca, poetry by Ginsburg and O'Hara, Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Puig's Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Beckett's Waiting for Godot, Heaney's New Selected Poems 1966-1987, Gurnah's Paradise and Barker's The Ghost Road.

The Sunset-Song and Other Verses


Author: Elizabeth Akers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780649762996
Category:
Page: 338
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Trieste Publishing has a massive catalogue of classic book titles. Our aim is to provide readers with the highest quality reproductions of fiction and non-fiction literature that has stood the test of time. The many thousands of books in our collection have been sourced from libraries and private collections around the world.The titles that Trieste Publishing has chosen to be part of the collection have been scanned to simulate the original. Our readers see the books the same way that their first readers did decades or a hundred or more years ago. Books from that period are often spoiled by imperfections that did not exist in the original. Imperfections could be in the form of blurred text, photographs, or missing pages. It is highly unlikely that this would occur with one of our books. Our extensive quality control ensures that the readers of Trieste Publishing's books will be delighted with their purchase. Our staff has thoroughly reviewed every page of all the books in the collection, repairing, or if necessary, rejecting titles that are not of the highest quality. This process ensures that the reader of one of Trieste Publishing's titles receives a volume that faithfully reproduces the original, and to the maximum degree possible, gives them the experience of owning the original work.We pride ourselves on not only creating a pathway to an extensive reservoir of books of the finest quality, but also providing value to every one of our readers. Generally, Trieste books are purchased singly - on demand, however they may also be purchased in bulk. Readers interested in bulk purchases are invited to contact us directly to enquire about our tailored bulk rates.

A Scots Quair, (Sunset Song, Cloud Howe, Grey Granite), Glossary of Scots Included


Author: Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781849023375
Category: Fiction
Page: 586
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A Scots Quair is a trilogy by the Scottish writer Lewis Grassic Gibbon, describing the life of Chris Guthrie, a woman from the north east of Scotland during the early 20th century.It consists of three novels: Sunset Song, Cloud Howe, and Grey Granite. The first is widely regarded as an important classic. A comprehensive glossary of the Scots dialect is included.

A Song At Sunset

A moving World War Two love story of family, heartbreak and guilt
Author: Amelia Carr
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755359992
Category: Fiction
Page: 576
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A wartime love affair tears a family apart. Can old wounds ever be healed? The past takes action on the present in A Song At Sunset, as secret lovers torn apart in World War Two separates a mother and daughter by guilt and shame forty years later. Amelia Carr's novel is the perfect read for fans of Lucinda Riley, Rachel Hore and Katherine Webb. When the Second World War breaks out, Carrie Chapman rebels against her controlling husband to work at a local hospital. Amidst the chaos of the Bristol blitz, Carrie finds herself falling in love with a young doctor, Dev. Carrie's willing to defy convention and leave her stifling marriage for Dev, but one summer evening, horrific events change Carrie's life for ever. Since that night, for forty years, Carrie's beloved daughter, Gillian, has refused to see or speak to her. Now, someone is digging into the past. Will Carrie break her long silence and, if she does, will Gillian finally be able to forgive? What readers are saying about A Song At Sunset: 'A lovely read. Don't miss it' 'I could not put this book down, it has everything - love, misunderstandings, duty, family' 'It is a tale of the way a troubled family interacts. Beautifully and sympathetically observed'

Huérfanos de Brooklyn


Author: Jonathan Lethem
Publisher: LITERATURA RANDOM HOUSE
ISBN: 843973137X
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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Una original y brillante novela policíaca por uno de los autores más aclamados de su generación. «Tengo el síndrome de Tourette». Las palabras salen atropellándose, incontrolables, y las manos no pueden evitar tocar impulsiva y compulsivamente todo lo que tengan cerca. Es el sino de Lionel Essrog, criado en un orfanato y que, junto con sus tres amigos de la infancia, trabaja para un mafiosillo local, Frank Minna, en una agencia ilegal de detectives. El asesinato de Frank le obligará a sumergirse en la trama, compleja y llena de sombras, de relaciones, amenazas y favores que conforman el Brooklyn que él creía conocer tan bien y donde nadie es lo que parece. Huérfanos de Brooklyn supera con creces lo que podríamos considerar una novela negra, subvierte el género y le confiere nuevos matices hasta lograr un texto sumamente original. Esta novela pertenece al #FondoDeEditor de Literatura Random House «Huérfanos de Brooklyn, con su protagonista inolvidable, el detective afectado por el síndrome de Tourette, convirtió a Jonathan Lethem en un autor de referencia. Con este homenaje a las novelas clásicas del género policial ganó el premio Nacional de la Crítica en los Estados Unidos.» Claudio López Lamadrid Reseñas: «En parte novela de detectives y en parte fantasía literaria, Huérfanos de Brooklyn compagina magistralmente una bella prosa y una trama absorbente.» The Wall Street Journal «Otro gran divertimento de Lethem, uno de los narradores contemporáneos más inspirado y que asume mayores riesgos. No se pierdan esta novela.» Kirkus Reviews «La mejor novela del año [1999]. Absolutamente original y hondamente conmovedora.» Esquire «Jonathan Lethem es una de las voces más originales entre los jóvenes escritores estadounidenses...Su imaginación es maravillosamente fértil.» Newsday «Un tour de force.» Boston Globe

Scottish Modernism and its Contexts 1918-1959: Literature, National Identity and Cultural Exchange

Literature, National Identity and Cultural Exchange
Author: Margery Palmer McCulloch
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748634754
Category: History
Page: 240
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This innovative book proposes the expansion of the existing idea of an interwar Scottish Renaissance movement to include its international significance as a Scottish literary modernism interacting with the intellectual and artistic ideas of European modernism as well as responding to the challenges of the Scottish cultural and political context. Topics range from the revitalisation of the Scots vernacular as an avant-garde literary language in the 1920s and the interaction of literature and politics in the 1930s to the fictional re-imagining of the Highlands, the response of women writers to a changing modern world and the manifestations of a late modernism in the 1940s and 1950s. Writers featured include Hugh MacDiarmid, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Neil M. Gunn, Edwin and Willa Muir, Catherine Carswell, Sydney Goodsir Smith and Sorley MacLean.