Fb2 POOR THINGS. ePub
by Alasdair. Gray
|Publisher:||BLOOMBURY.; First Edition edition (1992)|
|Fb2 eBook:||1874 kb|
|ePub eBook:||1532 kb|
|Digital formats:||lrf lit lrf doc|
Poor Things is a novel by Scottish writer Alasdair Gray, published in 1992. It won the Whitbread Novel Award in 1992 and the Guardian Fiction Prize for 1992.
Poor Things is a novel by Scottish writer Alasdair Gray, published in 1992. However, its Victorian narrative takes in Gray's previous concerns with social inequalities, relationships, memory and identity.
One of Alasdair Gray's most brilliant creations, Poor Things is a postmodern revision of Frankenstein that replaces the traditional monster with Bella Baxter - a beautiful young erotomaniac brought back to life with the brain of an infant.
I enjoyed Poor Things very much. Alasdair Gray has a great skill for writing from/for the female perspective. Fans of Gray will enjoy this novel, but I wouldn't recommend this to first-time Gray readers.
Poor Things is a political book. It is also witty and delightfully written. Attention to Victorian Glasgow with its civic fountains, domestic interiors and medical schools gives the book texture. It is the characters, and strangely enough its phantasmagoria, that give it life’. He obtained a Scottish Education Department Diploma in Design and Mural Painting and is now a fat, balding, asthmatic, married pedestrian who lives by writing and designing things.
Mr. Gray contrasts the political and moral bleakness of contemporary Britain with the civic energy that characterized the best of Victorian values, now lost. He underlines the harm done to Scotland.
Author: Alasdair Gray. Mr. Poor Things is a political book. It is also witty and delightfully written, if at times two-dimensional.
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The full title of this work, Poor Things: Episodes from the Early Life of Archibald McCandless .
com User, June 22, 2009. This is one of Alasdair Gray's best books. Be prepared to learn some Scots as you read this. Gray can be compared to Mark Twain - their compelling use of vernacular, their concern for human rights, their use of contradiction and wonder at the cruelty of their fellow peoples.
As in Alasdair Gray's Lanark, 1982 Janine, Poor Things, and The Book of Prefaces, this one has many styles of narrative and location. Periclean Athens, Renaissance Florence, Victorian Somerset mingle with Britain under the New Labour Party, viewed from the West End of Glasgow. More than 50% is fact and the rest possible, but must be read to be believed.
Was interested to find anything as good as 1982 janine, I read poor things, was OK, couldn't get though lanark.