The Red Door: The Complete English Short Stories, 1949-76

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Birlinn, 2001 - Fiction - 570 pages
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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Contents

The Ships
3
Survival without Error
29
The Exiles
45
Copyright

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Iain Crichton Smith was one of the best-loved and most prolific Scottish authors of the twentieth century. He was born in Glasgow, brought up in Lewis, and attended university in Aberdeen. After starting work as a teacher in Clydebank and Dumbarton, he taught at the High School in Oban until he took early retirement in 1977. He was the recipient of many literary awards and received an OBE in 1980. His widow, Donalda, still lives in Taynuilt, where the couple moved after their marriage in 1977.

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