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Mavis Belfrage

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  56 ratings  ·  3 reviews
A collection of stories that describe painful kinds of education, the title story describing how an uninhibited woman educates a prim Scottish lecturer. Five other tales describe folk in Britain's lowest professional class between the late-1950s and 60s.
Published (first published January 1st 1966)
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Readable but unresolved short stories... and intentionally down-hearted, which became a bit depressing. Do enjoy Alasdair Gray though!
MJ Nicholls
Tremendous collection of stories drawing upon Alasdair's days as a schoolmaster. Very dour and very Scottish and very weird.
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Alasdair Gray trained as a painter at the local Glasgow school of art. He was 47 when he published his first novel, Lanark (1981), which combines all sorts of genres, from sci-fi to autobiography and literary criticism, into a fantastic account of the city of Unthank - a thinly disguised Glasgow.
Gray shows an interest in sex which borders on the unhealthy, as indicated by the title of his 1990 nov
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Lanark Poor Things 1982, Janine Unlikely Stories, Mostly Ten Tales Tall And True

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