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Black Marsden

Wilson Harris

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ISBN
9780571297504
Date Published
17.07.2012
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Summary

Wilson Harris’s tenth novel, first published in 1972, is set in Edinburgh but, like much of his subsequent work, bridges continents by its imaginative reach.

”Doctor Black Marsden’, tramp, shaman, and conjurer, is an ambivalent Merlin-figure representing both the hero’s personal (and archetypal) shadow, and the creative, magus-like activity of the author himself.’ Michael Gilkes, Journal of Commonwealth Literature

‘… my many visits to Scotland, and books I have read, have given me the sensation of a tone or inner vibrancy that may be due to the languages (English, Scottish, Gaelic) that are present in the subconscious imagination of sensitive Scots… [These] make for the cross-culturality (not mono-cultural) that came into play in Black Marsden.’ Wilson Harris, 2008

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Sir Wilson Harris was a prize-winning novelist, poet, essayist, and lecturer. Born in 1921 in British Guiana, his father died when he was two and his stepfather disappeared into the rainforests in 1929. He began working as a government surveyor in 1942 and led expeditions into the Amazonian interior for almost 15 years. In 1959 he left for England to…

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