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Inhaltsangabe: This is the story of the saintly Earl Magnus of Orkney who walked calmly, knowingly and completely unarmed to a terrible death at the hands of his cousin Hakon Paulson. Even the hardened Vikings who were at the fateful meeting in 1116 turned away in horror at the brutality of what took place.
About the Author: George Mackay Brown is considered to be one of the greatest Scottish poets and authors of the twentieth century. His technical mastery and control of both prose and verse attracted a world-wide readership. Although never reaching bestseller status, his books were published in more than a dozen countries around the world, drawing hundreds of avid fans to his house in Orkney each year. Born on 17 October 1921 into a poor family living in Stromness in the Orkney Islands, Mackay Brown attended the local Stromness Academy. It was here he discovered a talent for writing, excelling in the weekly compositions set by his English teacher. His time at school was brought to a premature end when he contracted tuberculosis and was sent to a sanatorium in Kirkwall. He was troubled by the disease throughout his life and never completely returned to full health. His illness excluded him from service during the Second World War, and made him essentially unemployable on a long-term basis. However, the extended periods of rest which the disease enforced upon him meant that he was able to read and write extensively, thereby developing his literary talent. By the early 1940s his prolific writings were beginning to emerge publicly with news stories, reviews and a regular column in the Orkney weekly newspaper. This column was a constant feature throughout the rest of his life, with his final piece appearing just two days before his death on 13 April 1996. After his initial success in the early 1940s he began to drink heavily and only wrote occasional poems and his column for the local newspaper. This lifestyle continued for almost ten years before he received an invitation to become a mature student at an adult education college in Dalkeith in 1951. The college was run by Edwin Muir, a poet and fellow Orkadian whose work Mackay Brown greatly admired. Much of Muir’s work, and especially his 1940 The Story and the Fable (which Mackay Brown read when he went to the University of Edinburgh two years after graduating from the Dalkeith college), interweaved Orkadian life and history with myth and legend, and had a profound effect on the future style and subject-matter of Mackay Brown’s later achievements. In the summer of 1970, he met – entirely by chance – the composer Peter Maxwell Davies in the remote valley of Rackwick in Orkney. In the subsequent years, the two men forged a fiercely strong friendship and went on to collaborate together to produce many of Maxwell Davies’ Orkney-inspired works. Following the publication and success of Booker Prize short-listed Beside the Ocean of Time, Mackay Brown wrote two collections of short stories, the second of which was published posthumously. When he died on 13 April 1996, he left a legacy for both Scottish literature and the communities of the Orkney Islands. Able to transcend the common and often mundane perception of Orkadian life and history, Mackay Brown’s writing was ethereal and timeless, filled with strong universal truths that deeply touched his global readership. A Calendar of Love, Beside the Ocean of Time, Greenvoe, Hawkfall, The Island of the Women, A Time to Keep, Vinland, and Winter Tales are all available from now Polygon. Selected pieces are also published by Polygon in Lament: Scottish Poems for Funerals and Consolation and Scottish War Stories, and an extensive interview with Mackay Brown is featured in Scottish Writers Talking.
Verlag: The Hogarth Press Ltd
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung The Hogarth Press Ltd, 1973. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Slight shelfwear to the dust jacket. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0007985296
Buchbeschreibung Hardback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR006657353
Buchbeschreibung The Hogarth Press, London, 1974. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fair. Second Impression. Not ex-library. Pages generally very clean and bright for age, minimal tanning to edges, occasional slight grubby mark, occasional stain, slight scattered foxing. Shows little signs of having been read. Endpapers light tanning, small stains. Page ends slightly tanned, grubby, some spotting. Covers, red cloth, generally clean and bright, a couple of small spots. Spine bumped to ends. Slight lean to book. D/J, clipped but still shows price, generally clean and bright, slight scratching, slight scuffing, some creasing. Back cover, white, tanned, grubby. Corners tiny losses, tears, rubbed, worn. Slight rubbing, curling, creasing, small tears to edges, closed repairs to reverse. Spine tear to top front, chipped, rubbed to ends. Now in clear removable cover. Overall, nice clean bright copy, especially for age. ***NB this book is too heavy to send outside UK without additional postage charges***. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers T5076
Buchbeschreibung The Hogarth Press Ltd, 1973. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. Price-clipped dust jacket has light wear including a bit of tearing of gloss coating on back near spine and some tanning. Book has former owner's bookplate on front endpaper, foxing on sides of textblock and a small faint stain on bottom of textblock. Pages of text are clean, bright and free of markings. Binding is tight and secure. ***Ships today or next business day. Our books are carefully described and packaged in boxes (not envelopes). A gift card and personalized message can be included upon request.*** Size: 8x5.25. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 219461
Buchbeschreibung London, Hogarth Press., 1973. Second printing 1974. 206 pages. Hardcover. Good-only used condition (text is marked; spine slant; fade strip to cover) with good-only dust jacket (bright, but chip with creased tear; price-clipped with publisher's new label). SCARCE BOOK. ISBN 070120382X. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 28532
Buchbeschreibung The Hogarth Press Ltd, London, UK, 1973. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 1st Edition. Owner's bookplate inside front cover. Top edges lightly rubbed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 004553
Buchbeschreibung The Hogarth Press Ltd. Buchzustand: Good. First edition copy. . Good dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P06C-00428
Buchbeschreibung The Hogarth Press Ltd, GB, 1973. Hardback. Buchzustand: nrFine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: VG DW. 1st Edition. Red cloth, gilt. Book is in nearly fine condition with only slightest signs of wear and/or age. Text edges very lightly browned / slightly spotted in places. Dustwrapper/dustjacket is in very good condition with minor signs of wear and/or age. Buchnummer des Verkäufers v040.094a
Buchbeschreibung The Hogarth Press Ltd, 1974. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. 8vo., pp. 206. Second impression. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Two 0.5cm circular marks to verso of ffep. Striking red, black and yellow DJ (design by Ian MacInnes) in Brodart - price-clipped, light wear to edges. A bright, pleasing copy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-1487181573056
Buchbeschreibung Hogarth Press, London, 1973. Hardback. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. First Edition. Near fine first printing in near fine dustwrapper. The book is clean, square and tight. Long inscription 'To John from Joy xxxxx 25th September 1973 to take the place of The Long Ships' to front free endpaper together with a light diagonal crease across the top corner. The dustwrapper is price-clipped but otherwise bright and complete with minimal age toning to rear panel. As an enthusiastic collector myself I make every effort to provide a high level of service. Enquiries welcomed. Paypal accepted. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 007535