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  • Author:
    Allan Massie
  • ISBN:
    0956056067
  • ISBN13:
    978-0956056061
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  • Publisher:
    Vagabond Voices Publishing Ltd. (December 31, 2010)
  • Pages:
    208 pages
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    Short Stories & Anthologies
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Klaus is an appropriate follow-on from Surviving (Vagabond Voices, 2009) in that writing is a major theme

Klaus is an appropriate follow-on from Surviving (Vagabond Voices, 2009) in that writing is a major theme. With his usual thoroughness disguised by concision and a masterly light touch, Massie sets about examining how human relatinoships and artistic endeavour interact, and this book also goes back to those "public" themes that dominate so much of his other works of fiction set in the twentieth century. The novella alone would make this collection worthy of note, but the short stories will also fascinate the many who know Massie's work and admire it.

Klaus and Other Stories book. Paperback, 187 pages. Published December 31st 2010 by Vagabond Voices

Klaus and Other Stories book. Published December 31st 2010 by Vagabond Voices. Allan Massie is a master storyteller, with a particular gift for evoking the vanishing world of the European man of letters. His poignant novella about Klaus Mann bears comparison with his subject's best work. Daniel "The tale of Klaus Mann's final days is, however, tremendously interesting, a warning and an example.

Allan Johnstone Massie CBE FRSL FRSE (born 16 October 1938) is a Scottish journalist . Scottish Arts Council Book Award, Frederick Niven Literary Award. Klaus: and other stories - (2010). Death in Bordeaux - (2010). Dark Summer in Bordeaux - (2012).

Allan Johnstone Massie CBE FRSL FRSE (born 16 October 1938) is a Scottish journalist, columnist, sports writer and novelist. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Set in nineties Rome, Surviving tells the story of a group of English-speaking ex-patriot alcoholics whose fragile existences are kept together by a network of friendships. Caesar i-3. Allan Massie. Augustus i-1. In this fictional memoir of Sir Walter Scott, Allan Massie recreates the life and times of one of Scotland's greatest writers, convincingly capturing Scott's humour, stoicism and eccentricity.

Klaus and two other stories has just been written, while there are others . Place of Publication. Allan Massie is the author of twenty novels and a dozen non-fiction books.

Klaus and two other stories has just been written, while there are others from the nineties, the eighties and even the seventies. His six novels about the Roman Empire have been widely translated, and have been particularly successful in Brazil. Gore Vidal has defined him as a master of the long-ago historical novel. His twentieth century novels have been compared by French critics to Balzac and Stendhal, by Muriel Spark to Thomas Mann, and by others to Evelyn Waugh.

In this collection of short stories, Allan Cameron focuses on the clash of ideas and perspectives, from the .

In this collection of short stories, Allan Cameron focuses on the clash of ideas and perspectives, from the domestic to the world-changing. Where do we draw the line between mere difference of opinion and complete detachment from reality? On the Heroism of Mortals is buzzing with questions like these, a stimulating, restlessly intelligent collection. The Sins of the Father.

Public Library and Other Stories is a short story collection by Scottish author Ali Smith, published in 2015. The fourth story in the collection, "The beholder" was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Short Story Award. It contains 12 stories punctuated by reflections on libraries, "about their history, their importance and the recent spate of closures". Library (online text) just off Covent Garden, which is no longer a library.

Klaus, the novella that opens and, to some extent, dominates this collection, tells the story of Klaus Mann, son of Thomas, and in spite of the long shadow of so famous a father, an important novelist and political activist in his own right. His struggle against Nazism gave him a focus, but its demise and what he perceived as Germany's inability to change led to depression and an early death. Massie succeeds in evoking that period of courage and hypocrisy, intellectual fidelity and clever changeability, sacrifice and impunity, personified by the tragic Klaus and the mercurial and indestructible Gustaf Grundgens, his former brother-in-law and ex-lover. Between these two lie not only those broken relationships but also a novel - Klaus's novel Mephisto, a thinly disguised attack on Grundgens that for many years could not be published in West Germany. Massie's subtle prose merely suggests some intriguing aspects of this network of relationships and the self-destructive nature of literary inspiration.