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Gray, Alasdair

Overview
Works: 156 works in 700 publications in 17 languages and 12,212 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Adventure stories  Biography  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Other, Translator, Creator
Classifications: PR5484, FIC
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Lanark : a life in 4 books by Alasdair Gray( Book )

118 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lanark, a modern vision of hell, is set in the disintegrating cities of Unthank and Glasgow, and tells the interwoven stories of Lanark and Duncan Thaw. A work of extraordinary imagination and wide range, its playful narrative techniques convey a profound message, both personal and political, about humankind's inability to love, and yet our compulsion to go on trying." "This Canongate Classics edition includes an introduction by Janice Galloway as well as the author's T̀ailpiece' (2001), an addendum to the novel."--Jacket
Poor things : episodes from the early life of Archibald McCandless M.D., Scottish public health officer by Alasdair Gray( Book )

34 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1880s, two Scottish doctors love the same woman. Unfortunately, the girl has been created by one of them from human remains. Traveling from Glasgow to the Mediterranean to Paris and beyond, the triangle deal with true love and scientific daring
1982, Janine by Alasdair Gray( Book )

39 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book about power and powerlessness, men and women, masters and servants, small countries and big countries and an exploration of the politics of pornography. A portrait of male need and inadequacy as explored via the lonely sexual fantasies of Jock McLeish, failed husband, lover and businessman
The book of prefaces : a short history of literate thought in words by great writers of four nations from the 7th to the 20th Century by Alasdair Gray( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlikely stories, mostly by Alasdair Gray( Book )

31 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noveller med elementer fra saga, myte og science fiction
The fall of Kelvin Walker : a fable of the sixties by Alasdair Gray( Book )

27 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een ambitieuze Schot gaat in zijn pogingen om in Londen een fortuin te vergaren list en bedrog niet uit de weg
Ten tales tall & true : social realism, sexual comedy, science fiction, satire by Alasdair Gray( Book )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories, some witty, some sad, by a well-known Scottish writer. In one the author describes future operations of British Rail whose computers tell you when the train is about to crash. In another a woman reading a moving book in a pub is thrown out for weeping
A history maker by Alasdair Gray( Book )

30 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 23rd Century, war has become a televised sport with its own stars. One of them is Wat Dryhope and this is the story of his exploits, military and erotic, in a Scottish war between clans
Something leather by Alasdair Gray( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ends of our tethers : 13 sorry stories by Alasdair Gray( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Bulgarian and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of thirteen tales from critically acclaimed author, Alasdair Gray, which challenge prejudice, question social imbalance and explore human foibles
Old men in love : John Tunnock's posthumous papers : introduced by Lady Sara Sim-Jaegar by Alasdair Gray( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author has, seemingly, edited and collated the posthumous papers of a recondite - yet venal - retired Glaswegian schoolmaster, named John Tunnock (as in the celebrated tea cake). Tunnock had, to all external eyes, lived a quiet and respectable life with his two elderly aunts. Upon his death, a distant relative is located as heir and his papers gone through revealing something of the risqué life he lived between his aunts’ and his own death. The heir approaches Alasdair Gray and he agrees to edit, compile and annotate the works as a piece of historical, social and literary interest
Lean tales : James Kelman, Agnes Owens, Alasdair Gray by James Kelman( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kidnapped : the adventures of David Balfour by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sixteen-year-old orphan is kidnapped by his villainous uncle, but later escapes and becomes involved in the struggle of the Scottish highlanders against English rule
Mavis Belfrage : a romantic novel : with five shorter tales by Alasdair Gray( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every short story, 1951-2012 by Alasdair Gray( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seventy-three short tales from Gray's earlier books are here joined with sixteen new tales."--Dust jacket
Old negatives : four verse sequences by Alasdair Gray( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why Scots should rule Scotland by Alasdair Gray( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

McGrotty and Ludmilla, or, The Harbinger report by Alasdair Gray( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aladdin story set in modern Whitehall, describing the making of the deadliest Prime Minister since Margaret Thatcher. The hero is a young upwardly-mobile Scot, who gets everything he wants, marries and lives happily ever after
The Arts of Alasdair Gray( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alasdair Gray by Alasdair Gray( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Poor things : episodes from the early life of Archibald McCandless M.D., Scottish public health officer
Alternative Names
Alasdair Gray

Alasdair Gray britisk poet og skribent

Alasdair Gray Brits schrijver

Alasdair Gray brittisk poet och författare

Alasdair Gray Escriptor en anglès nascut a Glasgow (1934)

Alasdair Gray schottischer Schriftsteller

Alasdair Gray scrittore, artista e poeta britannico

Gray, Alasdair

Gray, Alasdair James

Грей, Аласдер

אלאסדייר גריי סופר בריטי

그레이, 앨러스데어 1934-

アラスター・グレイ

グレイ, アラスター

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Poor things : episodes from the early life of Archibald McCandless M.D., Scottish public health officer1982, JanineThe book of prefaces : a short history of literate thought in words by great writers of four nations from the 7th to the 20th CenturyUnlikely stories, mostlyThe fall of Kelvin Walker : a fable of the sixtiesTen tales tall & true : social realism, sexual comedy, science fiction, satireA history makerSomething leather