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Ken is a scientist, with a scientist's dispassionate eye for the material world, as he reviews his life from the difficult 1930s, through the slaughter of World War I, back to an idyllic boyhood in the Highlands. When the mature man finally reaches the source of the river that has haunted his imagination for so many years, he finds that the wellsprings of magic and delight were always there, in the world all around him at the time, inexhaustible and irreverent. Awarded the James Tait Memorial Prize 1937, Highland River is written in prose as cool and clear as the water it describes, and is the simplest, most poetic, and perhaps the greatest of Neil Gunn's novels.
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The 'northern river' of the title is the physical and spiritual focus of the novel and the source to which Kenn, the central character returns. Looking back over his life from the disillusioned thirties, the river becomes symbolic of both what has been lost and what has endured.
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Book Description Arrow. Paperback. Condition: New. UNUSED, VERY GOOD, NOT EX-LIBRARY, PAPERBACK ISBN: 0099087200 (Fiction Novel Scottish Highlands), 256 pages. Awarded the James Tait Memorial Prize 1937. Looking back over his life from the disillusioned thirties, the river becomes symbolic of both what has been lost and what has endured. From an idyllic childhood spent in the Highlands through the terrible slaughter of the First World War, Kenns reminiscences eventually lead him back to the river that has haunted his imagination for so many years. Its effect on him is profound and the culmination of this poetic masterpiece. Looked at either as a saga of the spirit or as a story dressed in all the circumstances of Highland loveliness, Mr Gunns book has a deep and moving appeal. Evening Standard Highland River is a novel of unusual distinction. Irish Independent The book must be read as one would listen to music . . . scenes are projected with a crystal clarity, sharply defined, with an odd double quality of intense immediacy and a sort of enclosed detachment. Times Literary Supplement. book. Seller Inventory # 662
Book Description Arrow Books, 1974. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0099087200