Sunset Song

Sunset Song

by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Alex Struik
     
 

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"Lewis Grassic Gibbon's novel, Sunset Song, was published in 1932. Along with the two subsequent parts of what became the Scots Quair trilogy, it tells the story of Chris Guthrie though her country childhood and marriages before and after the First World War. The distinguishing features of the books - and of this dramatisation - is their use of the rhythms and…  See more details below

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"Lewis Grassic Gibbon's novel, Sunset Song, was published in 1932. Along with the two subsequent parts of what became the Scots Quair trilogy, it tells the story of Chris Guthrie though her country childhood and marriages before and after the First World War. The distinguishing features of the books - and of this dramatisation - is their use of the rhythms and vocabulary of Scots to tell the story." "Sunset Song is an examination and celebration of rural life dying out. It tells how it feels to be a girl growing up on a farm in Scotland in the early 20th century, how it feels to be in love and in lust, how it feels to be a young mother on her own and how it feels to lose a lover in the war." This edition includes extensive additional material on Gibbon and on the themes and language of his work, and on adapting the novel and getting it on stage.

Editorial Reviews

The Observer (London)
His three great novels have the impetus and music of mountain burns in full spate.
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"This book maybe be read with delight the world over." —New York Times

"Beautifully written. . . While describing a way of life in decline, it also presents a vision of hope for the future via its strong female lead character." —Independent on Sunday

"Sunset Song's great gripping hybrid of melodrama and realism. . . left me scorched." —Ali Smith, author, How to Be Both

"Chris Guthrie is the most passionate and appealing heroine in Scottish literature; Grassic Gibbon's magnificent novel is fresh, powerful and timeless." —Anne Donovan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781482569124
Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date:
02/17/2013
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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"His three great novels have the impetus and music of mountain burns in full spate."
-The Observer (London)

Meet the Author


Lewis Grassic Gibbon, the pen name of James Leslie Mitchell (1901-1935), had a brief journalistic career before joining the Royal Army Service Corps in 1919, serving in Persia, India, and Egypt before he spent six years as a clerk in the RAF. He became a full-time writer in 1929, and published several short stories and articles, a nonfiction book, and seven novels under his real name. As Gibbon, he authored the Scots Quair trilogy: Sunset Song, Cloud Howe, and Grey Granite. An unfinished novel, The Speak of the Mearns, was published posthumously in 1982.

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