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  • Title: Sunset Song
  • Author: Lewis Grassic Gibbon
  • ISBN: 9781841957562
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sunset Song is the first and most celebrated of Grassic Gibbon s great trilogy, A Scot s Quair It provides a powerful description of the first two decades of the century through the evocation of change and the lyrical intensity of its prose It is hard to find any other Scottish novel of the last century which has received wider acclaim and better epitomises the feelingsSunset Song is the first and most celebrated of Grassic Gibbon s great trilogy, A Scot s Quair It provides a powerful description of the first two decades of the century through the evocation of change and the lyrical intensity of its prose It is hard to find any other Scottish novel of the last century which has received wider acclaim and better epitomises the feelings of a nation.
    Sunset Song Sunset Song is the first and most celebrated of Grassic Gibbon s great trilogy A Scot s Quair It provides a powerful description of the first two decades of the century through the evocation of chang

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    1. Voted Best Scottish Book of All Time by the public in 2005Look here newsc 2 hi uk_news scThe lines are gorgeous When you listen to this you are there in the Scottish Highlands When At the beginning of the 20th century Writing can be all about creating the atmosphere of a particular time and place I am listening to the audiobook narrated by Eileen McCallum You have to pay attention Understanding the Scottish dialect is difficult, but worth it I don t understand all the words Most you understand f [...]

    2. Attention Novelists Test 1Have you written a dreary middlebrow novel set in a part of India, the Orient, or a sundrenched third world nation Is your novel about postcolonial struggles and skirmishes faced by impoverished nations during a specific period in history Does your novel dwell upon the emotional turmoil at the root of a persecuted community, and does it focus on a stoic native whose trials are shown at their most heartbreaking and humourless Well done Your novel will be popular with mid [...]

    3. Set in the rural community of Kinraddie Scotland in the years before and during the Great War It s a moving and heartfelt account of the changes wrought in the close knit community The story unfolds through the eyes of Chris Guthrie, her affinity to the land and to a way of life that will never be seen again Chris is a wonderful character, she is strong and resilient like the land she loves.This wonderful novel is evocative of time and place, and is rich in characterisation All of the characters [...]

    4. REVISIT VIA BBC Listen hereDescription Divided between her love of the land and the harshness of farming life, young Chris Guthrie finally decides to stay in the rural community of her childhood Yet World War I and the changes that follow make her a widow and mock the efforts of her youth Episode 1 2 1 hour Chris is torn between the love of the land and her ambition to be a teacher Episode 2 2 After her father s death, Chris is determined to work the farm, alone if needs be a dramatised producti [...]

    5. This book was included in the 100 Best Scottish Books Willy Maley and the Scottish Book Trust and others in 2005 , and according to the article on it is widely regarded as one of the most important Scottish novels of the 20th century, if not the most important Having just completed it I m all in agreement It is lyrical and moving, it is old fashioned and modern at the same time, it does blend melodrama and realism, and it does show the best of Scotland in Chris Guthrie The orthography is a bit p [...]

    6. I was forced to read this book when I was in 5th year at school in Scotland I despised it I have no idea why students are given this to study This is a dull dull book Fields, farming, fields, some stepping stones, Long Rob, Chris Guthrie, sighing, pondering, her rosy cheeked bloody face on the cover Her grunting father wanking outside her door Christ on a bike I think at the very least you need grey pubic hair to enjoy this.

    7. A Scottish lamentThis first volume of Lewis Grassic Gibbon s trilogy, A Scots Quair, focuses on the life of Chris Guthrie, daughter of a tenant farmer in the fictional estate of Kinraddie in the north east of Scotland, before and during the First World War Sunset Song, written in 1932, is generally considered the strongest book in the trilogy and one of the greatest Scottish novels of the twentieth century Although it s written in a form of the dialect of the area, it s been pretty heavily angli [...]

    8. 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 fictionShe is intensely Scottish and yet universal.I just found these little gems Sunset Song BBC 1971 Clips 1, 2, 3 and 4.This book was a kind gift by dear friend A aka B.

    9. Every time I read Sunset Song, I begin to ache I long for the land, the earth and the glorious Scottish sunlight I long to lie amongst standing stones and feel unchangeable and everlasting for just a moment Unfortunately, Scotland is in reality too wet and cold to do any of this hence the aching and the longing.Chris Guthrie has been called the voice of Scotland, but I would simple call her the voice of youth Grassic Gibbon s narration gets stuck in your head, and you can t get rid of it for wee [...]

    10. This book and the remaining 2 in the trilogy A Scot s Quair is regarded as a classic of Scottish literature, so I was expecting something good and I really wasn t disappointed The story has the feel of an epic and is set in the early 1900 s on a tough windswept farm near Aberdeen The central character, Chris Guthrie, is a young girl who is destined for , due to her intelligence, nurtured at school but those assets disregarded by most of the local community due to their dedication in working the [...]

    11. This is a hidden gem of the twentieth century Voted the best book of Scottish Literature, it certainly lives up to its unknown fame Lyrical and moving, this novel tells of young woman s life as it is torn apart by the coming of womanhood, modernity, and, ultimately, the Great War.

    12. Somewhere I read someone saying All Scottish children should read this book Really children There s an awful lot of real life but maybe that s the point I would suggest not reading it until you are at least 16 then, wow, this is for you This is the launch of a life.It is also for anyone deep in a creative writing course university or otherwise as the writing style and use of narrative tools will fuel your rebellion There are so many rules about writing fiction now there were few a 100 years ago [...]

    13. Oh man, why was this book wasted on me in secondary school I despised it then, but after a bit of growing up can see that it s a beautiful, essential book The writing, characters and emotions are all powerfully real, hard to believe the author was only in his early thirties And the sense of a bygone Scotland, recreated in your imagination as you read, is palpable.

    14. The Notes section at the end of the book says that the main themes are essentially that modernization is bad, and that war is Hell and changes people, but I really couldn t buy the modernization theme I feel bad for Chris realizing that her old Scotland was going but at the end of the book, she s marrying the minister even if Scotland itself had stayed the same, her experience in it would be greatly changed The major change her farm of Blawearie experienced was the loss of all the trees, which, [...]

    15. Sunset Song is the story of Chris Guthrie, a strong, independent woman who is trying to find her own way through her earlier years Her story is a gritty one as well as poignant and inspiring In fact, it s difficult to believe how well a male author such as Lewis Grassic Gibbon has been able to write such a brilliant figure.Not only is Chris just written really well, the dominating male characters and their relationships with her are also well depicted It s not just one or two mere examples, but [...]

    16. Ah, Escocia, patria querida.Reconozco que ha sido un libro dif cil de leer por todo el vocabulario que comprende el dialecto escoc s y rural , pero una cosa no quita la otra es una historia bell simamente contada, prueba de ello son las decenas de p ginas se aladas, de esa forma sencilla y entretenida que tienen los escoceses para contar las historias, con una musicalidad en las expresiones que traspasaba el papel Estilismos aparte, la vida de Chris Guthrie y de Kinraddie muestra una cara de ras [...]

    17. In Kinraddie the way of life is tough but fair Chris Guthrie is torn between her love of the land and her love of books When her tyrannical father dies she is free to marry, but then the War comes and rips the still beating heart from all she s ever known A disturbing novel of hypocrisy, sexuality and redemption Beautiful and heartrending in equal measure a novel with soul you can propagandize and still make Art.

    18. If you need to, skip the first chapter about the town s history the first time you read this After that, be prepared to let an achingly rich sense of a people and a land seep into your bones I think reading this book changed my genealogy.

    19. Enjoyed it eventually but struggled with the style of writing Took a while to warm to Chris and couldn t remember all the characters Probably won t read rest of trilogy.

    20. This book was AMAZING and is being added to my all time favorites list My wife and I are heading back to Scotland this year and I wanted to read something Scottish so I went to the ol Google, searched for best Scottish novels , and chose Sunset Song off the list Win I downloaded the audiobook and off I went Sunset Song was published in 1932, and the primary storyline takes place in the years 1911 to 1919 It is set almost entirely in a very small, fictional Scottish town called Kinraddie, only a [...]

    21. Sunset Song is a story of changing times, of death and awakening It is written in Scottish dialect which gives it many unusual, in fact, unheard of words, but this didn t hurt it for me You could always get the gist of the meaning and it provided a poetic and atmospheric element The writing style is actually quite lovely in my opinion The book is dense very little dialogue with long paragraphs and often very long sentences This didn t bother me, either, except that it took me longer to read than [...]

    22. The reason I read this book was because I once asked my Mum what her favourite book was As a woman growing up and living in Scotland with a degree in Scottish literature, I suppose I couldn t be surprised at this response I wanted to read it one day I gave her a miniature version of this book attached to a necklace, that was the purpose It wasn t until last year that she passed away andI used books to come closer to her I read so many of the ones on her kindle or in the at home library This one [...]

    23. A lyrical novel set in WWI era rural Scotland Gibbon s novel lushly describes the fictional village of Kinraddie and is mainly concerned with Chris Guthrie, a smart, young woman who yearns to be independent but is trapped in a way to the town She is constrained by circumstances, but she is also constrained by the fact that she feels she is part of the land, so it is not a loss in her eyes.Gibbon is concerned about the crash of Scottish rural life by the oncoming bus of modernity This is one of t [...]

    24. Book One of the Trilogy A Scots Quair this is the story of Chris Guthrie, a young crofter s daughter on the Kinraddie estate before and during the First World War The book is listed in the top 100 Scottish novels Young Chris grows from a young, hopeful girl, to a newly married young woman, and final a widow It s a bleak story, dealing with the death of the crofter s life in Scotland, but it s a realistic depiction of life at that time I enjoyed it and look forward to reading books 2 and 3.

    25. I had absolutely no idea about the existence of this charming wee Scot s flower of a novel, but my word it has left me fair stammy gastered Sunset Song starts with a lyrical and rambunctious prelude in near enough untrammeled Aberdeenshire dialect, tracing the history of the area from the 12th century when gryphons and suchlike beasts still roamed the Scots countryside , onto the local career of William Wallace, the Jacobites and on up to the eccentric families that populate the farms and mills [...]

    26. I finally got around to reading last Christmas s Secret Santa book thank you Irene It stirred memories in me because I could picture the fat, sun faded hardback volume of A Scots Quair on my mother s bookshelf when I was a child I don t think I ever got it out and looked inside Although maybe I did, and was put off by the long dense paragraphs and unfamiliar words.Not only that, but in the first pages Dunnottar Castle gets a mention This was one of our favourite places to go on our chilly childh [...]

    27. It is than the soldiers who are casualties of war Whole communities and ways of life die as well Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon is an extraordinarily moving elegy for a kind of rural Scotland that existed around the turn of the century and then died quite suddenly and without its people fully knowing how when the Great War called on its men, its resources, and on the women who stayed behind Gibbon is romantic but does not romanticize He shows the dysfunction of the rented Scottish croft li [...]

    28. Sunset Song is, or less, the Under the North Star of Scotland You have the Great War, you have socialism raising its head among the lower classes, you have crofters farming land that you really do not want to get stuck farming, and a close, painful description of the misery of the rural population.Though nostalgic for the agrarian lifestyle of the past, and mournful of its passing, Sunset Song refuses to mythologize it as a Golden Age Its depiction of the farming community of Kinraddie is criti [...]

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