Sunset Song (Google eBook)
Divided between her love of the land and the brutal harshness of farming life, young Chris Guthrie finally chooses to stay in the rural community of her childhood. Yet the First WORLD War and the economic and social changes that follow make her a widow and mock the efforts of her youth. But although the days of the small crofter are over, Chris symbolises and intuitive strength which, like the land itself, endures despite everything. Sunset Song is the first and most celebrated book of Grassic Gibbonís great trilogy, A Scotís Quair. It provides a powerful description of the first two decades of the century through the evocation of change and the lyrical intensity of its prose. It is hard to think of any other Scottish novel this century which has received wider acclaim and better epitomises the feeling of a nation.
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Review: Sunset Song (A Scots Quair #1)User Review - Michael Gilchrist - Goodreads
I was forced to read this book when I was in 5th year at school in Scotland. I despised it. I have no idea why students are given this to study. This is a dull dull book. Fields, farming, more fields ... Read full review