George Mackay Brown Paperback

The Wound& the Gift

by Ron Ferguson;

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George Mackay Brown

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Enigmatic - mysterious - intriguing: George Mackay Brown was a notoriously private man. He rarely left his native Orkney, and yet became one of the 20th century's finest poets and prose stylists. In his prolific writings, George Mackay Brown's 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. Ron Ferguson, who was described by George Mackay Brown as 'a true craftsman in litereature' tracks with curiosity and passion his friend's literary and spiritual journey, including his controversial move from Presbyterianism to Roman Catholicism. He explores the darker, more tormented, side of Orkney's Bard and uncovers the intense relationship between alcohol, suffering and creativity. This is a riveting journey. Along the way, the author is forced to question some of his own assumputions. And the reader is swept along on a literary and spiritual voyage of discovery that compels to the very end.Weaving a brilliant, enriching narrative, the author draws extensively on the poet's writings, unpublished letters, conversations with the Bard's friends and many well-known writers.

George Mackay Brown by Ron Ferguson was published by St Andrew Press in June 2012 and is our 56318th best seller. The ISBN for George Mackay Brown is 9780715209622.

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Details for George Mackay Brown

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherSt Andrew Press (June 2012)
Number of Pages448
Thickness25 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4036557
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