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The Voice That Thunders

The Voice That Thunders

(1997)
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In this collection of lectures and essays, Allan Garner shows how, over the years, his thinking and writing have developed. They also demonstrate the wide range of his concerns and his scholarship: language, literature, education, mental health, anthropology, archaeology, myth, the spiritual quest, philosophy, music and film.

Running through it all is his concern for excellence, innovation and humour, based on the effect of his childhood in a rural working-class family of craftsmen, and the combining of their standards with the academic world and his education as a classicist. The book is a poetic autobiography, starting with the description of his hearing himself declared dead at the age of six, and leading to the inevitability of his novel, "Strandloper".

In the final essay, from which the book takes its title, he describes how "Strandloper" came to be written, and shows how all his skills were demanded to bring this work about, and how they transcended his previous expreience to prepare him for the work that lies ahead.

Alan Garner is the author of "The Owl Service", "The Stone Book Quartet", "Elidor" and "Red Shift".

 
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Hardback Editions

April 1998 : UK Hardback
Title: The Voice that Thunders
Author(s): Alan Garner
ISBN: 1-86046-468-8 / 978-1-86046-468-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Harvill Press
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Paperback Editions

August 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: The Voice That Thunders
Author(s): Alan Garner
ISBN: 1-84655-472-1 / 978-1-84655-472-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Press
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July 1997 : UK Paperback
Title: The Voice That Thunders
Author(s): Alan Garner
ISBN: 1-86046-332-0 / 978-1-86046-332-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Harvill Press
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Kindle Editions

March 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Voice That Thunders
Author(s): Alan Garner
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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