[Item #53390] Lanark: A Life in 4 Books. Alasdair GRAY.

Lanark: A Life in 4 Books

Edinburgh: Canongate Publishing, 1981. First Edition. First Impression. Octavo (24cm); black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; [x],560,[6]pp. Original promotional bookmark loosely laid in. Spine ends gently nudged, else a clean, Near Fine copy. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced £7.95), with light wear to extremities and a few tiny tears; Near Fine.

"Gray's first novel is a true Scottish epic, both in scope and ambition. Beginning in a realistic mode that follows the life of a Glasgow artist until his demise, the book then liberally dips into the fantastic with a superb exploration of the afterworld. An erotic and highly personal variation on the Divine Comedy, Gray's sprawling book gleefully borrows from many literary sources, but the fantastic cities of his imagination created on the other side long remain in the reader's memory" (Barron, Fantasy Literature: A Reader's Guide 4A-121). BURGESS 99.

Price: $500.00

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