First published in 1973 by the Hogarth Press, "Magnus" is George Mackay Brown's tour de force - his most poetic and innovative book.
He links the twelfth-century story of the saintly Earl Magnus of Orkney's brutal murder at the hands of his cousin Hakon Paulson, to that of the philosopher Dietrich Bonhoeffer, murdered by the Nazis during World War II.
A unique exploration of the eternal questions of guilt, goodness and personal sacrifice.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Birlinn General
- Publication Date: 12/06/2008
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781846970627