The Book of Prefaces

The Book of Prefaces

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While Alasdair Gray has chosen and edited all the prefaces and has written most of the commentary he has been assisted in this endeavour by some thirty authors who have also written commentaries. These include James Kelman, Janice Galloway, A.L. Kennedy, Bernard MacLaverty, Liz Lochhead, Roger Scruton and, indeed, Virginia Woolf. A copy of the "Book of Prefaces" should be found in every household and hotel bedroom. It is a unique work of literature, indeed a history of literature which will delight and amaze and inform both casual browsers and students. Its like has never been seen nor will it be seen again for at least another millennium.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 640 pages
  • 162 x 236 x 52mm | 1,260.98g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Illustrations, ports.
  • 0747544433
  • 9780747544432
  • 1,772,969

About Alasdair Gray

Alasdair Gray has spent over sixteen years on this project although he has written a number of other books in the meantime not least, the Whitbread and Guardian prize-winning novel POOR THINGS and the story-collection, TEN TALES TALL AND TRUE.show more

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