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Synopsis: The anthology's depiction of Scottish life...will engage American readers."" - Publishers Weekly. ""The souls of the young men...mirror the landscape of his homeland: flinty, often desolate, but marked by sudden glimpses of remarkable beauty. His prickly, misanthropic heroes set outrageous tasks for themselves as they wrestle with questions of free will and objective truth, intellectual pride and redeeming humility...These are classic tales of alienated, cerebral young men who rely on antisocial action to attain a higher truth and self-knowledge...Their cool intelligence is tempered with humor and, ultimately, a humane vision that redeems them from their self-imposed fates"" - NY Times.
From Publishers Weekly:
With mixed results, each novella in this Scottish collection centers on a solitary, arrogant protagonist undergoing a self-imposed humbling experience that ultimately heightens his awareness of his place in the world. In "A Truth Lover," Duncan Straiton's decision not to testify after witnessing a pub brawl spurs an affected soul-searching examination ("Yet what is my self?") cum philosophical speculation ("Had not Jonah become united to the truth of God?") but never provides the reader with a satisfying understanding of Duncan. It is the honest, likable voice of Horatio Pagan, the narrator of "Pagan's Pilgrimage" who decides it is his destiny to rid the universe of a local aristocrat, that best conveys a mental journey. While "Clapperton," the appealing story of a zoologist's sudden decision to humiliate himself at a party, has a more lighthearted tone, it likewise involves an exploration of the human psyche and thus cannot avoid a bittersweet ending. Overall, the anthology's depiction of Scottish life and its unique voices ("Away wi' ye, laddie, there's nae music here!") will engage American readers.
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Title: Three Novellas: A Truth Lover, Pagan's ...
Publisher: Dufour Editions
Publication Date: 1988
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Polygon, Edinburgh, 1987. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Book condition: VG with wrinkle to spine. U.K. First Edition. A bright copy. Seller Inventory # 003751
Book Description Polygon, London, 1987. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Tight clean decent paperback, first combined edition thus, 1987. Book. Seller Inventory # L14401
Book Description Dufour Editions, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1988. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. A gently read copy with sl. slanted spine, media reviews pasted to verso front panel and half title page. Seller Inventory # 015248
Book Description Dufour Editions, 1988. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0948275375