For the Islands i Sing: An Autobiography download free [PDF and Ebook] by George Mackay Brown

For the Islands i Sing: An Autobiography download free [PDF and Ebook] by George Mackay Brown year 2017
  • Book name: For the Islands i Sing: An Autobiography
  • Author: George Mackay Brown
  • Release date: 2017/7/23
  • Publisher: BIRLINN GENERAL
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Poetry and Drama
  • ISBN: 9781846970832
  • Rating: 8.47 of 10
  • Votes: 852
  • Review by: Aydin Schubert
  • Review rating: 9.53 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/10
  • Total pages: 192
  • Includes a PDF summary of 16 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: George's memory is inseparable from Orkney, where he was born the youngest child of a poor family and which he rarely left. His mother was a beautiful woman who spoke only Gaelic and his father was a wit, mimic and singer, who also doubled as postman and tailor. Tuberculosis framed George's early life and kept him in a kind of limbo. He discovered alcohol which gave him insights into the workings of the mind. While attending the University of Edinburgh he came into contact with Goodsir Smith, MacDiarmid and Norman MacCaig - and Stella Cartwright with whom perhaps all of them were in love. By the time of his death in 1996 he was recognised as one of the great writers of his time and country.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 10H11M12S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Memoirs, Literary Studies: Fiction, Novelists & Prose Writers, Literary Studies: From C 1900 -, Literary Studies: General, Autobiography: Literary
  • Available formats: RB, WORD, TXT, PML, DOC, FB2, PDF, EPUB. Compressed in RAR, ISO, TAR.Z, ZIP
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 9.93 USD
  • Dimensions: 130x195x15mm
  • Weight: 184g
  • Printed by: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited
  • Published in: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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