Stickland, Peter (2009) Mairi’s wedding by Andrew Hendry. 77books, London. ISBN 9870956012135
|Type of Research:||Book|
In this fairy tale, where most things seem possible, the use of quotes from the Scottish author, Neil Munro, causes the fictive and the real to overlap. Artifice and reality are further conflated by the existence of a fictional book within the real book.
Three of the characters are writing portraits of the guests as a wedding present for Mairi and each of them has a particular ore-occupation; for one it's character, for another its structure and for a third it's the lyricism of Neil Munro's language.
The location of this romance could be anywhere in Western Scotland and while the characters are contemporary they could also be generations old. History and landscape, poetry and music, innocence and love, all these are woven together to form a web as delicate as gossamer.
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||a modern fairy tale about the power of music|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Chelsea College of Arts|
|Projects or Series:||Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)|
|Date Deposited:||21 Feb 2012 11:52|
|Last Modified:||04 Sep 2015 20:56|
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