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    [Docherty] EBOOK / PDF Scottish wrathOn a December night in 1903 Tam Docherty lifts his new born son and declares that this one will never go down the pits – this child Conn his youngest will work with his brains rise out of the pove

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    [Docherty] EBOOK / PDF William McIlvanney ¸ 2 Summary I’ve a lot of time for William McIlvanney and I’ve read uite a bit of his stuff even if I’ve not got round to updating Goodreads to reflect that but for some reason I’d never got round to Docherty I’ve had a copy of The Kiln in my possession for years but kept putting off reading it until I’d read Docherty which I think was a wise thing although your could read them the other way round Docherty just

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    Characters Æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¸ William McIlvanney William McIlvanney ¸ 2 Summary Read Docherty Mixed feelings about this one McIlvanney is a powerful writer; you can tell he's a poet from his rich use of language and metaphor as bit too rich sometimes I feel sure his picture of working class life in western Scotland is accurate and it is vividly drawn It treads the same terrain as Zola's Germinal But there's no plot to spe

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    [Docherty] EBOOK / PDF Set in a working class town in Scotland in the early 20th century this is a story of a family and especially the father who can imagine a brighter future for his children when they can't imagine that for themselves Beautifu

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    [Docherty] EBOOK / PDF Docherty A Reviewby William McIlvanney 25 November 1936 – 5 December 2015An awesome wee man Andra Crawford saidWho better to craft the saga of the Docherty mining family than the son of a miner?No amount of praise by a reviewer could do this book justice I read McIlvanney's book Laidlaw published in 1977 a couple of ye

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    William McIlvanney ¸ 2 Summary [Docherty] EBOOK / PDF I'd read this several times since its publication in 1975 when it was very much hailed as the exemplar of the modern Scottish novel Superlatives abounded and I was impressed and moved by it So forty odd years on does it still have that power? My answer is yes up to a point It is undoubtedly well written but occasionally over written

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    [Docherty] EBOOK / PDF Sadly I had never heard of William McIlvanney until his death in December 2015 when numerous bloggers I follow extolled his praises and mourned the loss to the literary world Looking into this I found McIlvanney was an award winning S

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    [Docherty] EBOOK / PDF William McIlvanney ¸ 2 Summary Read Docherty Having just returned from a family holiday in Ayrshire this was by sheer luck the optimum time to read this book after falling in love with my children and Scotland all over again Even though you live somewhere with someone that do

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    Read Docherty William McIlvanney ¸ 2 Summary [Docherty] EBOOK / PDF I know I seem to rave about every book I read but this one was the outstanding and maybe the best book I've read in a yearWritten in 1975 about life in and early 20th Century mining village a lot of the characters relationships and scenarios are very appropriate to today's Scotland I dont often become so involved in a book as I was with Docherty but I felt I knew the characters personally and really sympathised with the

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Read Docherty Docherty Download  PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free William McIlvanney ¸ 2 Summary W as a fresh wound lies between his parents in their tenement room with no birthright but a life's labour in the pits of his small town But the world is changing a. I d read this several times since its publication in 1975 when it was very much hailed as the exemplar of the modern Scottish novel Superlatives abounded and I was impressed and moved by it So forty odd years on does it still have that power My answer is yes up to a point It is undoubtedly well written but occasionally over written the narrator explains and interprets everything it s well done but now perhaps feels rather old fashioned though of course the novel is looking back I am still touched by the evocation of a community and the depiction of the uintessential Scottish wee man flawed courageous heroic it now feels much elegaic than it did in the 70 s the final destruction of the pits had yet to happen The blend of humour and starkness is successful But it tips slightly into a vice not unknown in Scotttish writing the darkness and brutality are offset by a streak of sentimentality I like very much though that it insists on the importance of celebrating Scottish urban working class experience rather than the romanticised Highland emphasis

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Read Docherty Docherty Download  PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free William McIlvanney ¸ 2 Summary Nd lying next to him Conn's father Tam has decided that his son's life will be different from his ownGritty dark and tender McIlvanney's Docherty is a modern class. Review to follow

William McIlvanney ¸ 2 Summary

Read Docherty Docherty Download  PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free William McIlvanney ¸ 2 Summary His face made a fist at the world The twined remnant of umbilicus projected vulnerably Hands feet and prick He had come euipped for the jobNewborn Conn Docherty ra. I ve a lot of time for William McIlvanney and I ve read uite a bit of his stuff even if I ve not got round to updating Goodreads to reflect that but for some reason I d never got round to Docherty I ve had a copy of The Kiln in my possession for years but kept putting off reading it until I d read Docherty which I think was a wise thing although your could read them the other way round Docherty just bowled me over No one writes like McIlvanney and gets away with it He piles metaphor upon metaphor and makes it work It s the kind of writing that your creative writing teacher would say was a no no and they d be right because it can go so badly wrong But when it goes right it s brilliant Coupled with the fact that all the dialogue is in Scots which is itself a highly picturesue language this proved to be one very colourful read I ve no hesitation in giving it five starsImmediately after reading Docherty I picked up The Kiln which I didn t enjoy as much because I was expecting another book like Docherty although it s arguably the better book Better is subjective Technically better is one thing It s technically better but the subject matter in Docherty is enjoyable and the characters likeable It still deserves five starsI ve written a long and detailed article covering both books which you can read on my blog here

  • Paperback
  • 359
  • Docherty
  • William McIlvanney
  • English
  • 13 June 2019
  • 9780340407578