The Red Door: The Complete English Short Stories, 1949-76
Although best known as one of Scotland's greatest modern poets, Iain Crichton Smith was also prolific as a writer of short stories. These pieces form a central part of his oeuvre, demonstrating the full range and versatility of his literary talent. From humor to tragedy, from inner monologues to extrovert surrealism, the diversity of his writing indicates the extraordinary range of his own reading and vivid mental world. Crichton Smith wrote short stories throughout his life. Some are vignettes, others novellas, and the best of them show him to be an author of unique sensitivity and intelligence. This book is part of a two-volume collection, comprising the complete English stories, including a large number that have never previously been published in book form, as well as others that have been out of print for many years, thus making it possible to judge Crichton Smith's achievement as a writer in full
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