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A Life in Pictures free pdf Alasdair Gray is Scotland's best known polymath. Born 1934 in Glasgow, he graduated in design and mural art from Glasgow School of Art in 1957. After decades of surviving by painting and writing TV and radio plays, his first novel, the loosely autobiographical, blackly fantastic Lanark, opened up new imaginative territory for such varied writers as Jonathan Coe, A.L. Kennedy, James Kelman, Janice Galloway and Irvine Welsh. It led Anthony Burgess to call him 'the most important Scottish writer since Sir Walter Scott'. His other published books include 1982 Janine, Poor Things (winner of the Whitbread Award), The Book of Prefaces, The Ends of our Tethers and Old Men in Love. In this book, with reproductions of his murals, portraits, landscapes and illustrations, Gray tells of his failures and successes which have led his pictures to be accepted by a new generation of visual artists.

About Alasdair Gray

Alasdair Gray, born 1934 in Glasgow, could not live by a single art so became a jack of many. His novels are known outside Scotland. This autopictography shows his portrait, mural and graphic work and tells how these were made and how friends helped to make them.

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Author : Alasdair Gray
Publisher : Canongate Books Ltd
Data Published : 02 August 2012
ISBN : 1847671403
EAN : 9781847671400
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 312 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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