Magnus

Magnus

by George Mackay Brown

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Overview

First published in 1973 by the Hogarth Press, Magnus is George Mackay Brown’s tour de force – his most poetic and innovative book. He links the twelfth-century story of the saintly Earl Magnus of Orkney’s brutal murder at the hands of his cousin Hakon Paulson, to that of the philosopher Dietrich Bonhoeffer, murdered by the Nazis during World War II.

This is a unique exploration of the eternal questions of guilt, goodness and personal sacrifice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846975066
Publisher: Birlinn, Limited
Publication date: 08/27/2019
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x (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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