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The Holy Man and Other Stories

The Holy Man and Other Stories

Written when the author of Cain's Book was at the height of his creative powers and enjoying an increasing reputation in avant-garde literary circles, `The Holy Man' is here presented with `A Being of Distances', `Peter Pierce' and `A Meeting', stories which similarly tackle them... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780714548470
Published 5 August 2019 by Alma Books Ltd
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Trocchi, Alexander
Series Calder Collection
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ISBN-13 9780714548470
ISBN-10 0714548472
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Alma Books Ltd
Imprint Calder Publications Ltd
Publication Date 5 August 2019
International Publication Date 20 March 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Trocchi, Alexander
Series Calder Collection
Category General & Literary Fiction
Short Stories
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Short Stories & Fiction Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Above a disused bar, in a dilapidated Parisian hotel that houses an assortment of indigent, marginalized lost souls, one of the inhabitants, a mysterious, reclusive holy man, is the subject of much speculation from some of his fellow occupants and respectful reverence from others. As the tale unfolds, the dynamics of this precarious microcosm are laid bare, in a powerful portrayal of those society has forgotten. Written when the author of Cain's Book was at the height of his creative powers and enjoying an increasing reputation in avant-garde literary circles, `The Holy Man' is here presented with `A Being of Distances', `Peter Pierce' and `A Meeting', stories which similarly tackle themes of loneliness and disenfranchisement.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This collection will hopefully encourage people to discover the work of one of the most formidably intelligent and radical avant-garde writers Britain has ever produced. - The Morning Star

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Author's Bio

Alexander Trocchi (1925-84) left Glasgow University with the honours of a brilliant philosophy scholar. In Paris, he founded Merlin - the outstanding literary magazine - wrote novels for Olympia Press, experimented with heroin and became hooked. He is best known for Cain's Book and Young Adam.

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