George Mackay Brown

George Mackay Brown né le 17 octobre 1921 mort le 13 avril 1996 est un poète, romancier et dramaturge écossais.

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Biographie

George Mackay Brown est le cadet d'une famille de six enfants. Il vécut la plus grande partie de sa vie à Stromness dans les Orcades Il fait ses études à la Newbattle Abbey College et étudie la littérature à l'Université d'Édimbourg. Le 23 décembre 1961 il se convertit à la religion catholique et le jour suivant il fait sa communion solennelle.

Œuvre

Poésie

  • The Storm (1954)
  • Loaves and Fishes (1959)
  • The Year of the Whale (1965)
  • Fishermen with Ploughs (1971)
  • Poems New and Selected (1971)
  • Winterfold (1976)
  • Voyages (1983)
  • The Wreck of the Archangel (1989)
  • Tryst on Egilsay (1989)
  • Brodgar Poems (1992)
  • Foresterhill (1992)
  • Following a Lark (1996)
  • Water (1996)
  • Travellers: poems (2001)
  • Collected Poems (2005)

Nouvelles

  • A Calendar of Love (1967)
  • A Time to Keep (1969)
  • Hawkfall (1974)
  • The Sun's Net (1976)
  • Andrina and Other Stories (1983)
  • The Masked Fisherman and Other Stories (1989)
  • The Sea-King's Daughter (1991)
  • Winter Tales (1995)
  • The Island of the Women and Other Stories (1998)

Théâtre

  • A Spell for Green Corn (1970)
  • Three Plays: The Loom of Light, The Well and The Voyage of Saint Brandon (1984)

Romans

  • Greenvoe (1972)
  • Magnus (1973)
  • Time in a Red Coat (1984)
  • The Golden Bird: Two Orkney Stories (1987) won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction.
  • Vinland (1992)
  • Beside the Ocean of Time (1994) shortlisted for Booker Prize and judged Scottish Book of the Year by the Saltire Society

Essais récits autobiographiques

  • An Orkney Tapestry (1969)
  • Letters from Hamnavoe (1975)
  • Under Brinkie's Brae (1979)
  • Portrait of Orkney (1981)
  • Rockpools and Daffodils: An Orcadian Diary, 1979-91 (1992)
  • For the Islands I Sing: An Autobiography (1997)
  • Stained Glass Windows (1998)
  • Northern Lights (1999) (Includes Poetry)
  • The First Wash of Spring (2006)

Histoires pour enfants

  • The Two Fiddlers (1974)
  • Pictures in the Cave (1977)
  • Six Lives of Fankle the Cat (1980)



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