After the Dance

Selected Stories of Iain Crichton Smith

By Iain Crichton Smith

Edited by Alan Warner

Format: Paperback

A collection of Iain Crichton Smith's short fiction.

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Birlinn Limited

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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 and two histories entailing exile. 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. After the Dance 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.

This updated edition includes the story ‘Home'

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Format Paperback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 1 Sep 2017
ISBN 9781846974038
Number of Pages 288

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