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The Wreck of the Archangel Paperback – 20 Apr 1995


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  • Paperback: 126 pages
  • Publisher: John Murray; New edition edition (20 April 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0719556155
  • ISBN-13: 978-0719556159
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 21.4 x 0.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,961,663 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Since the beginning of his career he has added uniquely and steadfastly to the riches of poetry in English. (Seamus Heaney)

"All the work in "The Wreck of the Archangel" is luminous, articulated with a crackling, concentrated energy." Jeff Nuttall. (Time Out)

"A deeply satisfying collection." James Aitchison. (Herald)

"There can be few poets anywhere in the Western world writing as pure and unadulterated a poetry as that of Geoge Mackay Brown." Glyn Maxwell. (Times Literary Supplement)

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This collection of the poetry of George Mackay Brown, whose most recent work was a volume of short stories entitled The Masked Fisherman, centres on the theme of journeys - including an ill-fated 19th century trip ending off the Orkney island of Westray, from which the book takes its title.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stuart Delves on 11 April 2001
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Poems that bring a culture, a history, a place and a people to life with an astonishing purity of language and image. Mackay Brown makes the wind and the sun real, over ale and bread as over the prow of a ship. A unique voice, absolutely tempered in the place he hailed from - Stromness, Orkney.
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