After the Dance: Selected Stories of Iain Crichton SmithPublication details: United Kingdom; Birlinn General; 2013Description: 256 Pages; PaperbackISBN:
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|Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17||Karachi Adult Fiction||823.92 (Browse shelf(Opens below))||Available||PKLC005975|
|Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17||Lahore Adult Fiction||823.92 (Browse shelf(Opens below))||Withdrawn||For Sale||PKLC004506|
As a child Iain Crichton Smith was raised speaking Gaelic on the island of Lewis. At school in Stornoway he spoke English. Like many islanders before and since, his culture was divided: two languages, two histories entailing exile, a central theme of his stories in both tongues. His divided perspective delineated the tyranny of history and religion, of the cramped life of small communities; and gave him a compassionate eye for the struggle of women and men in a world defined by denials. Iain Crichton Smith:Selected Stories proves that big themes - love, history, power, submission, death - can be addressed without the foil of irony and acquire resonance when given a local habitation and a voice that risks pure, humane, impassioned speech.
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