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Lean Tales Alasdair Gray

Lean Tales

Alasdair Gray

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ISBN : 9780224022620
Hardcover
286 pages
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Each selection of stories is preceded by a detailed portrait, drawn by Gray, above a reproduction of the writers signature. The collection ends, as do so many of Grays books, with a chapter detailing how the book got written. Postscript is aMoreEach selection of stories is preceded by a detailed portrait, drawn by Gray, above a reproduction of the writers signature. The collection ends, as do so many of Grays books, with a chapter detailing how the book got written. Postscript is a detailed memoir of Gray and Kelman, among others, attending Philip Hobsbaums writing group in the 70s and their friendship with Agnes Owens. Gray had agreed to produce another collection of short stories, but didnt have enough written to fill a book on his own. So he used his position to help friends that he thoughts deserved the boost of publication by a major London-based publishing house. His decision has since been vindicated and the collection is seen as an early display of three talents that would be of great importance to the boom in Scottish writing in the late-80s/early-90s. Owens has since had several well-received novels published and Kelman has won the Booker prize.