Magnus

By George Mackay Brown

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Birlinn Limited

Birlinn publishes mostly non-fiction books, ranging from biography to history, military history and Scottish interest. Their imprints, Polygon Books, Arena Sport Books and John Donald Books, publish a wide variety of genres including culture, literary fiction, poetry and sports.

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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.

This is a unique exploration of the eternal questions of guilt, goodness and personal sacrifice.

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Format Multiple Formats
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 12 Jun 2008
SKU 9781846970627-grouped
Number of Pages 208

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'Magnus is, I believe, the most beautiful contemporary bookI have ever read'

'A distinctive and distinguished novel, of unusual power and purity ... Brown uses language with beautiful precision, resource and power'

'[Mackay Brown] weaves the twentieth-century strand into the Nordic tapestry more deftly than might have been thought possible'

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