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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.
Alasdair Gray is the author of 1982, Janine, The Book of Prefaces, Old Men in Love, and Poor Things, for which he won the Whitbread Novel Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize.
"One of the landmarks of twentieth-century fiction." Guardian"It was time Scotland produced a shattering work of fiction in the modern idiom. This is it." Anthony Burgess"The best in Scottish literature in the twentieth century." Iain Banks, author, Matter