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Old Woman Iain Crichton Smith

  • A play about a man who cannot, or will not, get out of bed one morning for 'metaphysical reasons'. As the day progresses he is visited by his brother, neighbours, doctor, Death and Immanuel Kant. First staged at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh in 1997.

    Publisher : Nick Hern Books
    published : 2015
  • Addressing expansive themesfrom love and power to submission and deaththis collection of poetry, culled from the author's impressive 40 year career, employs a tender, moving voice. Encapsulating the splintered lifestyles of the islands in northern Scotland, these works carry a central theme of culture divided while touching on subjects such as the...

    Publisher : Carcanet Press Ltd.
    published : 2011
  • ?Retrained, finely wrought ? Mr Crichton Smith shows us isolation, perplexity, loneliness, a combination of blindness and indifference? ? New Statesman?Mr Crichton Smith has an acute feeling for places and atmosphere. The wind-blown heaths, the grey skies, the black dwellings, the narrow lives, the poverty ? are all vividly depicted ? one can linger...

    Publisher : Birlinn Ltd
    published : 2015
  • Tom and Vera Mallow, who are in only their early thirties, might indeed be said to be in the autumn of their lives already, they are school teachers, both of them, but without any strong feeling for children, and without nay children of their own. Their outlook is wary; they hold themselves apart. When they invite Tom's mother to share their home,...

    Publisher : Birlinn Ltd
    published : 2015
  • The titular Mr Dixon is not the novel?s main character but the creation of the novel?s main character, Tom Spence. Spence describes himself as ?an embryo novelist?; he has had the odd job ? for example, delivering mail ? but is largely without skills and has bet all on his career as a writer. Unfortunately he has ?never brought a novel to a successful...

    Publisher : Birlinn Ltd
    published : 2015
  • Ralph Simmons, a writer, struggles to survive a nervous breakdown that leaves him anxious, suspicious, and frightened.In the Middle of the Wood is considered by many to be Iain Crichton Smith's most remarkable achievement in prose. Like Waugh's The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold, it derives directly from a phase of paranoia, which in Crichton Smith's case...

    Publisher : Birlinn Ltd
    published : 2015
  • A sensitively written and memorable novel of youth by one of Scotland?s most distinguished twentieth century writers.Malcolm, studious, imaginative, footballing, shy, sexually aware but uncomfortably innocent, is in his last term at school on a Hebridean island during the Second World War. His awkward relationship with his teachers, his widowed mother...

    Publisher : Birlinn Ltd
    published : 2015
  • ‘A superb novel ... it must be accorded tremendous acclaim' – Scotland on Sunday‘Iain Crichton Smith writes like a poet, with strong natural rhythm and precise observation' – The TimesIn the grey streets of Glasgow, Martin is dreaming of the mist-shrouded islands of his youth. Behind her desk in the travel agency his wife Jean...

    Publisher : Birlinn Ltd
    published : 2015
  • Iain Crichton Smith's third novel is as different from his second, The Last Summer, as that was from his first, Consider the Lillies. Crichton Smith is at the height of his powers as poet and prose writer. This new work of fiction follows hard upon his Selected Poems and his volume of short stories, Survival Without Fear.Mark Simmons, aged 42, is a...

    Publisher : Birlinn Ltd
    published : 2015
  • The world, in Iain Crichton Smith's vision is a field full of folk; and one Scottish village is its microcosm. Here, the Minister wrestles with his loss of faith, and his cancer, concealing them even from his wife, but she had divined them. Mrs Berry cultivates her garden assiduously, and when Jehovah's Witnesses come quoting their texts, she tells...

    Publisher : Birlinn Ltd
    published : 2015