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by Elspeth Davie
 

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Introduced by Giles Gordon.

Elspeth Davie is one of Scotland’s finest and most underrated short-story writers. Her prose style is as clear and occasionally unnerving as that of Muriel Spark, yet her work reveals a gentler and more compassionate, but no less penetrating eye for the beauty and the strangeness of the daily human condition.

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Introduced by Giles Gordon.

Elspeth Davie is one of Scotland’s finest and most underrated short-story writers. Her prose style is as clear and occasionally unnerving as that of Muriel Spark, yet her work reveals a gentler and more compassionate, but no less penetrating eye for the beauty and the strangeness of the daily human condition.

This wide-ranging collection of the very best of Elspeth Davie’s short fiction offers an important reassessment of a wonderful writer.

‘Exceptionally powerful . . . this is a most impressive collection, a work of genuine imagination. And Mrs Davie’s measured, subtly cadenced prose is a pleasure to read.’ Observer

‘Mrs Davie commands a beautifully clear prose style that she can intensify when necessary to touch the hem of poetry.’ Edinburgh Evening News

‘ Shows the skill and originality of the writer in articulating and devising images for human doubts and ambiguities.’ Herald

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847674975
Publisher:
Canongate Books
Publication date:
07/01/2010
Series:
Canongate Classics , #101
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
681 KB

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