Item Details

Call Number: MS Gen 1595/1/3
Title: Lanark: A life in four books.
Date of Creation: Between 1957 and 1976
Place of Creation: Glasgow, Scotland
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Gen 1595/1
Content: Lanark, books 3 and 4. Drafts of parts of chapters 1 and 2, book 3 and chapter 32 from book 4.
One page of a draft from chapter 1 which is published as page 7 in the printed edition. The draft of chapter 2, entitled Mrs. Edrom is quite different from the final printed version called Dawn and Lodgings. There is also a short draft from the Council Corridors chapter, which is chapter 32, page 367 in the printed book. There are many changes made to the manuscript and there are several drawings including on the front and back covers of the notebook.
Physical Description: 12 p. 32x20cm
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Material Type: Notebook
Bibliography: The arts of Alasdair Gray, edited by Robert Crawford and Tom Nairn (Edinburgh, 1991)
Accession Number: 4482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Alasdair James Gray b 1934
Scottish artist and writer. Studied at Glasgow School of Art (Diploma in mural painting and design). Worked as a teacher, mural painter, illustrator and playwright. …
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