by George MacKay Brown

‘His shard-like prose, with its apparently daring rhythms, belongs directly to some more ancient strain of literature, yet its concerns are identifiably contemporary’ – Times Literary Supplement

‘For all its stark and simple imagery, Magnus is a richly complex novel…he weaves the twentieth-century strand into the Nordic tapestry more deftly than might have been thought possible’ – The Herald

Paperback: 184 pages

Publisher: Polygon, an imprint of Birlinn Ltd., 2008

Language: English

1 in stock

SKU: 9781846975066 Categories: ,

Widely acknowledged as George MacKay Brown’s most poetic, meditative and innovative work, Magnus links the murder and martyrdom of the the Earl of Orkney in the twelfth century to the imprisoned philosopher Dietrich Bonhoeffer eight hundred years later.

George MacKay Brown explores the eternal questions of guilt, goodness and sacrifice in this compelling novel.

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Dimensions 12.9 × 1.6 × 19.8 cm

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