Magnus

By George Mackay Brown

Format: Paperback

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 book explores the eternal questions of guilt, goodness and personal sacrifice.

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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. A unique exploration of the eternal questions of guilt, goodness and personal sacrifice.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 12 Jun 2008
ISBN 9781846970627
Number of Pages 208

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'Magnus is, I believe, the most beautiful contemporary bookI have ever read.' THE TIMES'A distinctive and distinguished novel, of unusual powerand purity ... Brown uses language with beautifulprecision, resource and power.' THE SUNDAY TIMES'[Mackay Brown] weaves the twentieth-century strand intothe Nordic tapestry more deftly than might have beenthought possible.' THE HERALD

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