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Lanark (Revised)
Lanark (Revised) | Alasdair Gray
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A modern vision of hell, Lanark is set in the disintegrating cities of Unthank and Glasgow, and tells the interwoven stories of Lanark and Duncan Thaw. A work of extraordinary imagination and wide range, its playful narrative techniques convey a profound message, both personal and political, about humankind's inability to love, and yet our compulsion to go on trying. Widely recognized as a modern classic, Alasdair Gray's magnum opus was first published in 1981 and immediately established him as one of Britain's leading writers. Comparisons have been made to Dante, Blake, Joyce, Orwell, Kafka, Huxley, and Lewis Carroll. This new edition should cement his reputation as one of our greatest living writers.
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HalPepperc0rn
Lanark (Revised) | Alasdair Gray
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Man is the pie that bakes and eats himself, and the recipe is separation.

- Lanark

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Lanark (Revised) | Alasdair Gray
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batsy Ohhh 😍 2mo
BiblioLitten 🤩 2mo
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DeborahSmall
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#commonwealthauthors I'm not a fan of the commonwealth and hope to one day see an independent Scotland 💙pictured are my a few of my favourite Irish and Scottish authors unfortunately I don't think I'll see a united Ireland in my lifetime #marchintoreading 💙📚💚

TrishB Same. I think the commonwealth is just too uncomfortable these days in light of colonial history. 3y
DeborahSmall @TrishB Totally! I find it shocking that it's recognised never mind celebrated in places! 3y
LeeRHarry I volunteered at the Commonwealth Games in 2006 here in Melbourne and I still have amazing memories of the people I met there. It was a truly special time for me, and from what I could gather, the athletes themselves. It was less about the name of the games but the chance for people to get together and celebrate doing something they love. That's a positive in my book. 3y
DeborahSmall @LeeRHarry I enjoy them too. I went home to Glasgow for parts of it in the last games. Definitely have positives out of it 3y
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Not totally sure he said this in Lanark or a different novel but I loved it anyway- apathy is so much more dangerous than a betouped idiot #americanpolitics #trump

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jdtchicago

You suffer from the oldest delusion in politics. You think you can change the world by talking to a leader. Leaders are the effects, not the causes of changes.

BookishMarginalia 😳🤔😳🙌🏼 3y
Texreader Yes!! 3y
geodynamical Then why does every campaign urge you to phone your representatives? 🤔 3y
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I read this book when I left home for the first time and was feeling lost. This book didn't make me feel "found", but it helped me be less afraid of feeling lost. I love it more than anything.

DeborahSmall I read this just when I move from Glasgow to Ireland. I love it. He's a fantastic author and artist, I've been lucky enough to meet him a few times....he's quite a character, very introvert and shy in person 😊📚❤️ 3y
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