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Poor things

Alasdair Gray

Poor things

episodes from the early life of Archibald McCandless M.D., Scottish public health officer

by Alasdair Gray

  • 331 Want to read
  • 29 Currently reading

Published by Harcourt Brace in San Diego .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Man-woman relationships -- Scotland -- Glasgow -- Fiction.,
  • Physicians -- Scotland -- Glasgow -- Fiction.,
  • Glasgow (Scotland) -- History -- Fiction.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Alasdair Gray.
    SeriesA Harvest book
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6057.R3264
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 317 p. :
    Number of Pages317
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22505337M
    ISBN 100156000687
    OCLC/WorldCa29389435

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Poor Things book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. One of Alasdair Gray's most brilliant creations, Poor Things is a post 4/5. Poor Things also deals with recovery, but unlike Longreave it is loud and fast and angry. Longreave deals in nuance and stealth; Poor Things beats the reader in the head with manic glee our main character, Joel, is involved in a car wreck and I’m noticing a pattern in Daniel Barnett’s books: he /5.

Poor Things is a political book. It is also witty and delightfully written, if at times two-dimensional. Attention to Victorian Glasgow with its civic fountains, domestic interiors and medical schools gives the book texture.

It is the characters, and strangely enough its phantasmagoria, that give it life.". Poor Things is supposedly non-fiction, as illustrated by its full title on the title page: "Poor Things: Episodes from the Early Life of Archibald McCandless M.D., Scottish Public Health Officer, Edited by Alasdair Gray." But this is all part of its mystique.

Gray has constructed a literary puzzle, a Frankenstein's monster of a book that takes Cited by: 6. Poor Things is bloody and frightening, with language not meant for virgin ears.

Parents, if you think your little miracle isn’t ready for Poor things book along the lines of Steven King’s scariest tales, this isn’t their book. For more mature teens: dive in. Poor Things is also beautiful /5(65). The recent winner of Whitbread Novel Award foras well as the Guardian Fiction Prize: a witty sendup of the Victorian pantheon as Scottish novelist Gray (Sporting Leather,etc.) masterfully demolishes those scientific, cultural, and social shibboleths that so comforted our forebears.

With invented blurbs and a tongue-in-cheek introduction, Gray immediately signals his intentions to. Poor Things is also, however, a political novel, in the Scottish progressive tradition. This too is approached in different ways, through Bella Baxter's response as an innocent to the cruelty and hypocrisy of Victorian politics and morality, and through Victoria Baxter's struggle for rights in the first half of the twentieth century.

Poor Things episodes from the early life of Archibald McCandless M.D., Scottish public health officer by Alasdair Gray. 10 Want to read; 2 Currently reading; Published by by: 6. In fact, even though it was originally published inAlasdair Gray still saw fit to use Frankenstein as his primary inspiration for Poor Things in The Gothic Romantic nature of both of these books is well known, but the monstrosity contained within them is an interesting topic to examine.

Description of the book "Poor Things": What strange secret made rich, beautiful, tempestuous Bella Baxter irresistible to the poor Scottish medical student Archie McCandless.

Was it her mysterious origin in the home of his monstrous friend Godwin Baxter, the genius whose voice could perforate eardrums. This story of true love and scientific.

'Poor Things' is the perfect example of how Gray understands the power of the medium he works in. Just as two poets could destroy the Eastern Empire in 'Unlikely Stories, Mostly', Gray playfully toys with the reader's perception of reality and truth and how it is influenced by the by: 6.

THE SETTING (Glasgow) and the subject (sex) are as before, but Poor Things is Alasdair Gray's first historical fiction: that is to say, the procedures of hospitals, brothels and law courts of the.

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Poor Things By (author) Alasdair Gray. Set in and around Glasgow and the Mediterranean of the early s, this novel describes the triangle of affection between two doctors and a clever woman who has been created – not born – at the age of The author’s other novels include “The Fall of Kelvin Walker” and “Something Leather”.

A true master of horror, giving even Stephen King a run for his money. Prepare to open up to the first chapter and become instantly sucked into the mouth of hell and devoured by the beast yourself.

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Barnett is truly a. The story is fragmented and dysfunctional. Different accounts from different characters. Doesn’t resolve anything, instead adds to disorder. “significant feature or practice in postmodernism today is pastiche” Bella describes the book “to stink of Victorianism” Quote Quick.

Alasdair Gray won the the Whitbread and Guardian Awards for POOR THINGS. He is also the author of THE BOOK OF PREFACES, the story-collection, TEN TALES TALL AND TRUE, and the groundbreaking modern classic, LANARK.

Related Books. His latest book, “Poor Things,” has been illustrated and designed by him, its handsome blue-and-silver cover emblazoned with the grimly inspiring motto: “WORK AS IF YOU LIVE IN THE EARLY Author: Merle Rubin.

The Independent {{message}} 'Poor Things' - Alasdair Gray: Bloomsbury, The book is a spoof Victorian memoir by a Glasgow doctor, Archibald McCandless, recounting how he met and. Summer crashes to an end on a winding road. Just like that, football superstar Joel Harper finds himself rolling his wheelchair into a new school in a strange town.

Soon he’s making friends of misfits, taking lessons in Iron Maiden, and trying to keep away from a ruthless bully with a penchant for switchblades. Little is he aware, something ancient and wounded has awoken deep beneath the 5/5(1).Of course these things make for a better experience for their congregation.

But, what could that money be used for instead? I love Jobe’s discussion in her book about the rich/poor dilemma in relation to our eschatology. Eschatology usually is a future oriented discussion. The things to come, the future of the church, the destination of humans.

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