Free article on George Mackay Brown

George Mackay Brown 5.jpgSome readers of this blog may be interested to read my recent essay on the work of the Orcadian writer George Mackay Brown. The essay, which was published in Pacifica, is currently available to be downloaded freely, and can be accessed here, or via pdf here.

I had much pleasure writing this article, but reader beware when I suggest that its reading will be significantly enhanced if accompanied by a wee dram or two of Highland Park. Trust me.


  1. I’ve read his poetry for many years and have some of his books. Again, thank you. I enjoy your site!


  2. Just downloaded this article, Jason. I wasn’t going to bother to read it (!) but got caught up in Brown’s words, and ideas, and so need to read it away from the computer…where I tend to skim, and my eye drifts too easily…!
    Thanks for making it available.


  3. This looks a very interesting article but sadly it doesn’t seem to be freely accessible any more. However your abstract offers a very helpful summary. I have read Magnus, and am currently reading the stories in Hawkfall. I love the way GMB brings together past and present in his stories, just as the Eucharist arguably does. From now on, I shall read GMB mindful of that link which you have so helpfully made. Thank you !


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