The Complete Short Stories


      The Complete Short Stories
The complete life work of Agnes Owens in short stories everything from Gentlemen of the West, Lean Tales, People Like That and 14 brand new unpublished stories Witty and dark, Owens spare prose shocks and delights Her talent for pithy, unsettling tales is as sharp as ever, confirming her place as one of Scotland s finest contemporary writers A terrific collection, The Times Her black humour and piercing observation bear comparison with the work of Muriel Spark, Guardian It s almost impossible to pick up this substantial collection and find anything worthwhile to do for the rest of the day than read it cover to cover, Rosemary Goring, The Herald The woman is a genius, Daily Mail Essential reading It is Agnes Owens at her subtle, concise best truthful, humane and quite brilliant Times Literary Supplement Her storiescarry the emotional clout of a knockout punch, Observer Owens is a rare treasure, Allan Massie, The Scotsman Acerbic, wicked, utterly honest, sly, gothic, brilliantly black deadpan funny, Liz Lochead, Sunday Herald New Download Kindle ePUB The Complete Short Stories by Agnes Owens – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Agnes Owens was a Scottish author She was born in Milngavie in 1926 and spent most of her life on the west coast of Scotland She has been married twice and raised seven children, also working as a cleaner, typist and factory worker.Via

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  • Paperback
  • 373 pages
  • The Complete Short Stories
  • Agnes Owens
  • English
  • 13 June 2017
  • 1846970598

10 thoughts on “ The Complete Short Stories

  1. says:

    Read for The Dark Side, the final fourteen stories from Owens, published in this volume in 2008 not that her work has a light side These are shorter, blunter pieces than the earlier works, each offering its own miserable portrait of the murkier side of Scottish working class existence, from the lecherous, drunken, unloving, and cruel to the evenso Owens...

  2. says:

    After reading the first story in this collection I felt like I was on the verge of discovering a wonderful new writer Except she s not new The first story, Arabella, was terrific mordantly black, funny, strong punchy narrative and descriptions.That story remained one of the strongest, but there were many others too that delighted The wicked black streak showed up periodically, especially in the later stories The writing is direct and concise The author disappears, leaving only the reader a After reading the first story in this collection I felt like I was on the verge of discovering a wonderful new writer Except she s not new The first story, Arabella, was terrific mordantly black, fu...

  3. says:

    Why am I giving Agnes Owen 5 stars is she as good as Joyce or Carver Probably not, but she does precisely what she sets out to do with mordant wit and clever understatement These stories are wonderful, their low key scenarios of pawning a TV or violence in a bus queue perfectly illuminate the corners of working class Scotland Owen writes about I haven t read them all yet, dipping in on bus journeys or waiting for the kettle to boil they re all quite short but every one hits home A deli Why am I giving Agnes Owen 5 stars is she as good as Joyce or Carver Probably not, but she does precisely what she sets out to do with mordan...

  4. says:

    i had lots to say about this at 2am, now its 10am at work not much to say one thing, gentlemen of the west is very much like tortilla flat by steinbeck two thing, never mess with a witch three thing, how can you be a...

  5. says:

    I really enjoyed this complete short stories book of Agnes Owen Some of the stories have a sinister Roald Dahlness about them, which I loved I really enjoyed the stories where the main character meets a German tourist and the one entit...

  6. says:

    Breath takingly good short stories, memorable characters and once you ve read these you ll be buying it for your friends birthdays for months to come.

  7. says:

    wonderful, fun, Scottish, depressing, poignant, boozy, Scottish.

  8. says:

    An absolutely brilliant and not nearly as well known as she ought to be Scottish short story writer It s a joy to have all of her stories collected in one volume.

  9. says:

    Bleak, witty, perceptive these deceptively straightforward stories leave the reader unsettled and moved The majority of Owens stories deal with the urban poor of Scotland, struggling to deal with the hand they ve been dealt Owens portrays their plight in a matter of fact and non judgmental way, yet places you right in the heart of their situation There is comedy and pathos, small victories and great failures.Particularly memorable wereBus QueueandWhen Shankland Comes , but all the st Bleak, witty, perceptive these deceptively straightforward stories leave the reader unsettled and moved The majority of Owens stories deal with the urban poor of Scotland, struggling to deal with the hand they ve been dealt Owens ...

  10. says:

    some very odd storiesnot really my cup of tea

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