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After the Dance

Selected Stories of Iain Crichton Smith

Written by Iain Crichton Smith / Edited by Alan Warner

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ISBN: 9781846974038
Published: 01 Sep 2017
Format: Paperback
Extent: 288
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Polygon
Categories:
Short stories
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About the Book

As a child Iain Crichton Smith was raised speaking Gaelic on the island of Lewis. At school in Stornoway he spoke English. Like many islanders before and since, his culture was divided: two languages and two histories entailing exile. His divided perspective delineated the tyranny of history and religion, of the cramped life of small communities, and gave him a compassionate eye for the struggle of women and men in a world defined by denials. After the Dance proves that big themes – love, history, power, submission, death – can be addressed without the foil of irony and acquire resonance when given a local habitation and a voice that risks pure, humane, impassioned speech.

This updated edition includes the story ‘Home’


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