The Island of the Women

The Island of the Women

by George Mackay Brown

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Overview

"The Island of the Women" is George Mackay Brown's posthumously published collection of short stories, released in 1998, two years after the author's death. Like his previous collections, "A Time to Keep" and "A Calendar of Love", this volume explores Brown's concerns with history, spirituality, legend and storytelling. In the title story, Brown uses the famous Orcadian myth of the selkie, the seal-man. The story "Poet and Prince: A Fable", explores the role of the writer in society, a tale which begins in an unknown European state and concludes on Brown's beloved island.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781904598909
Publisher: Birlinn, Limited
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

George Mackay Brown as born in Stromness, Orkney (the 'Hamnavoe' of his stories and poems), in 1921. He was at Newbattle Abbey College while Edwin Muir was Warden. He read English at Edinburgh University and afterwards did postgraduate work on Gerard Manley Hopkins. He became a Catholic in 1961. He died in Orkney in 1996.

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