A Scots Quair by Lewis Grassic Gibbon

A Scots Quair A Scots Quair by Lewis Grassic Gibbon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This trilogy is composed by the following books:

4* Sunset Song:

What to say about this magnificent book? This is the first boot of the trilogy A Scots Quair.

According to George Malcom Thomson, to whom the book is dedicated, wrote that “this Chris of yours is surely the greatest woman character in Scottish fiction…She is intensely Scottish and yet universal”.

I just found these little gems:

Sunset Song (BBC 1971) Clips 1, 2, 3 and 4.

3* Cloud Howe.

This is the second book of the trilogy A Scots Quair.

The plot continues with the saga of Chris Guthrie and his son Ewan. However, her tragical life seems to have no end.

The setting takes place in Segget, where the author is buried in the SW corner of the churchyard.

The sequel of this book is Grey Granite.

In this last book, Grey Granite, there are four sections which are called after different constituents of granite: Epidote ( a greenish silicate of calcium, aluminum, and iron), Sphene (whose crystals are wedge-shaped and which contains the element titanium – strong, light, corrosion-resistant), Apatite (consisting of calcium phosphate and fluoride), and Zircon (a tetragonal mineral, of which jacinth and jargon are varieties – jacinth is reddish orange, and jargoon brilliant and colorless).

Tom Wintringham (editor of Left Review), he termed this last book as “the best novel written this side the Channel since Hardy stopped writing”.


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