Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Lewis Grassic Gibbon (13t Februar 1901 - 7t Februar 1935), born James Leslie Mitchell wis a Scots owthor.[1]

Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Lewis Grassic Gibbon
BornJames Leslie Mitchell
13 Febuar 1901
Dee'd7 Februar 1935
Notable wirk(s)Sunset Song part of A Scots Quair

Born an fesst up in Aiberdeenshire, he stairtit wirkin as a jurnalist fur the Aberdeen Journal an the Scottish Farmer at the age o 16. In 1920 he listit wi the Ryal Air Force, wirkin as a clark an spendin some time in the Middle Aest. In 1928 he quat the RAF an stairtit tae write fou-time. He wrat monie beuks an shorter warks baith unner his rael name an his nom de plume afore his airlie daith in 1935.[1]

Altho no recogneised in the owthor's lifetime, his trilogy A Scots Quair,[2] an in parteicular its first beuk Sunset Song[3] is conseidert tae be amang the definin warks o the 20t century Scots Renaissance.[4][5]

The leid he wrate in wis Inglis; the dialogue o his chairacters is meant tae be read as Scots, but is written in an Inglis-like kin o wey for tae mak readin mair eith for Inglis readers. For example, Grassic Gibbon wad write braw as "brave", an siller as "silver".[6]

His beuk Sunset Song his bin translatit intae Spainish, Pols, Czech, Japanese an Roushie amang mony mair leids.[7]

The Grassic Gibbon Centre wis estaiblisht in Arbuthnott in 1991 for tae commemorate the owthor's life an his the fairmaist collect o his warks an memorabilia, gien bi his son.[8][9]

In 2016 Sunset Song wis votit Scotland's favourite novelle in the BBC Love to Read public vote, afore J.K.Rowling's Harry Potter beuks, Iain Banks's The Wasp Factory nor ither weel-kent novelles ower mony ages.[10] A faitur airticle on the novelle wis screived bi Nicola Sturgeon, wha eeditet a new edition.[11][12] Sunset Song had bin pit oot oan TV bi BBC Scotland in 1971,1982 and 1983[13] wi Vivien Heilbron as 'Chris Guthrie', an a new pictur wi Agyness Deyn as Chris, directit bi Terence Davies, wis pit oot in 2016.[14][15]

Grassic Gibbon Centre, Artbuthnott

List o warks

  • Hanno: or the Future of Exploration (1928)[16]
  • Stained Radiance: A Fictionist's Prelude (1930)[17]
  • The Thirteenth Disciple (1931)[18]
  • The Calends of Cairo (1931)[19]
  • Three Go Back (1932)[20]
  • The Lost Trumpet (1932)[21]
  • Sunset Song (1932),[3] the first beuk o the trilogy A Scots Quair[2][22]
  • Persian Dawns, Egyptian Nights (1932)[23]
  • Image and Superscription (1933)[24]
  • Cloud Howe (1933),[25] the saicont beuk o the trilogy A Scots Quair[2]
  • Spartacus (1933)[26]
  • Niger: The Life of Mungo Park (1934)[27]
  • The Conquest of the Maya (1934)[28]
  • Gay Hunter (1934)[29]
  • Scottish Scene (1934), wi Hugh MacDiarmid[30]
  • Grey Granite (1934),[31] the thrid beuk o the trilogy A Scots Quair[2]
  • Nine Against the Unknown (1934)[32]
  • The Speak of the Mearns (1982),[33] furthset efter his daith

See forby


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  1. a b "Lewis Grassic Gibbon". National Library of Scotland (in Inglis). Retrieved 20 Januar 2022.
  2. a b c d Gibbon, Lewis Grassic (1995). A Scots quair. Thomas Crawford, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Lewis Grassic Gibbon. Edinburgh: Canongate Books. ISBN 0-86241-532-2. OCLC 60251142.
  3. a b GIBBON, LEWIS GRASSIC (2021). SUNSET SONG. [S.l.]: CANONGATE BOOKS. ISBN 1-83885-197-6. OCLC 1196838058.
  4. "Sunset song - Scots quair - The books of Lewis Grassic Gibbon - National Library of Scotland". digital.nls.uk. Retrieved 20 Januar 2022.
  5. Malcolm, William K. (2020). Lewis Grassic Gibbon. Liverpool. p. 131. ISBN 1-78962-063-5. OCLC 1103983015.
  6. Lyall, Scott. "What Sunset Song tells us about the modern world". The Conversation (in Inglis). Retrieved 20 Januar 2022.
  7. Wyllie, James. "New book shines spotlight on Lewis Grassic Gibbon's classic works". Press and Journal (in Inglis). Retrieved 21 Januar 2022.
  8. "The Grassic Gibbon Centre (Exhibition), Laurencekirk – Exhibitions". www.visitscotland.com (in Inglis). Retrieved 20 Januar 2022.
  9. Wyllie, James. "Death of Daryll Mitchell, son of famed author Lewis Grassic Gibbon, marks 'end of an era'". Press and Journal (in Inglis). Retrieved 21 Januar 2022.
  10. "Lewis Grassic Gibbon's Sunset Song voted Scotland's favourite novel". the Guardian (in Inglis). 18 October 2016. Retrieved 21 Januar 2022.
  11. "What Sunset Song taught me about myself and my country". New Statesman (in Inglis). 29 Januar 2020. Retrieved 20 Januar 2022.
  12. "Nicola Sturgeon on Sunset Song - Sunset Song Quines Past and Present - National Library of Scotland". digital.nls.uk. Retrieved 20 Januar 2022.
  13. Sunset Song (Drama), BBC Scotland, 25 Apryle 1976, retrieved 21 Januar 2022
  14. "Terence Davies talks the power of perseverance and his latest elegy for the past, 'Sunset Song'". SBS Movies (in Inglis). 28 Julie 2016. Retrieved 21 Januar 2022.
  15. "James Naughtie: the lost Scotland of Sunset Song". the Guardian (in Inglis). 24 November 2015. Retrieved 21 Januar 2022.
  16. GIBBON, LEWIS GRASSIC (2021). HANNO, OR THE FUTURE OF EXPLORATION : a new edition with an introduction. [S.l.]: JETSTONE. ISBN 1-910858-19-6. OCLC 1241244932.
  17. Mitchell, James Leslie (1993). Stained radiance : a fictionist's prelude. London: Polygon. ISBN 0-7486-6141-7. OCLC 35212703.
  18. Mitchell, James Leslie (1981). The thirteenth disciple. Edinburgh: Harris. ISBN 0-86228-008-7. OCLC 16559042.
  19. Mitchell, James Leslie (1931). The Calends of Cairo (in Inglis). Jarrolds.
  20. Mitchell, James Leslie (1986). Three go back. London: Greenhill. ISBN 0-947898-26-3. OCLC 16753874.
  21. Gibbon, Lewis Grassic (2001). The lost trumpet. Edinburgh: Polygon. ISBN 0-7486-6295-2. OCLC 49737897.
  22. "Sunset song - Scots quair - The books of Lewis Grassic Gibbon - National Library of Scotland". digital.nls.uk. Retrieved 20 Januar 2022.
  23. Mitchell, James Leslie (1998). Persian dawns, Egyptian nights. Edinburgh: Polygon. ISBN 0-7486-6231-6. OCLC 39197039.
  24. Mitchell, James Leslie (1933). Image and Superscription (in Inglis). Jarrolds.
  25. GIBBON, LEWIS GRASSIC (2020). CLOUD HOWE (ESPRIOS CLASSICS). [S.l.]: BLURB. ISBN 1-034-14900-8. OCLC 1230461720.
  26. LEWIS GRASSIC GIBBON (2021). SPARTACUS. [S.l.]: PEGASUS BOOKS. ISBN 1-63936-078-6. OCLC 1285492486.
  27. Gibbon, Lewis Grassic (1934). Niger: The Life of Mungo Park (in Inglis). Porpoise Press.
  28. Michell, James Leslie (1935). The Conquest of the Maya (in Inglis). E.P. Dutton & Company, Incorporated.
  29. Mitchell, James Leslie (1934). Gay Hunter (in Inglis). W. Heinemann.
  30. Mitchell, James Leslie (1934). Scottish scene: Or The intelligent man's guide to Albyn. Lewis Grassic Gibbon [d. i. James Leslie Mitchell, u.] Hugh MacDiarmid [d. i. Christopher Murray Grieve] (in Inglis). Hutchinson.
  31. Gibbon, Lewis Grassic (1990). Grey granite. Edinburgh: Canongate Pub. ISBN 978-1-84767-806-5. OCLC 692563348.
  32. Mitchell, James Leslie (2000). Nine against the unknown : a record of geographical exploration. Edinburgh: Polygon. ISBN 0-7486-6270-7. OCLC 45487028.
  33. Gibbon, Lewis Grassic (1994). The speak of the Mearns : with selected short stories and essays. Edinburgh: Polygon. ISBN 0-7486-6167-0. OCLC 60000621.
  34. The international companion to Lewis Grassic Gibbon. Scott Lyall. Glasgow: Scottish Literature International. 2015. ISBN 978-1-908980-13-7. OCLC 921188321.CS1 maint: others (link)