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George Mackay Brown: The Wound and the Gift
By Richard Holloway (introduced by) and Ron Ferguson
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Publisher St Andrew Pr
Publication date August 13, 2011
Pages 448
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780715209356
ISBN-10 0715209353
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.80 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $31.99
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: 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Weaving a brilliant, enriching narrative, the author draws extensively on the poet's writings, unpublished letters, conversations with the Bard's friends and many well-known writers.


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With Ron Ferguson | from St Andrew Pr (August 13, 2011)
9780715209356 | details & prices | 448 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.80 lbs | List price $31.99
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