Farewell Miss Julie Logan: A J. M. Barrie Omnibus

Farewell Miss Julie Logan: A J. M. Barrie Omnibus


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This selection of J M Barrie's work covers three different genres and all the most telling themes found in his writing: Scotland, childhood, fantasy and sentimentality, sexual anxiety, theatrical invention, social comedy, and proto-feminism. The disturbing prose fable of The Little White Bird contains the first and most original exploration of the Peter Pan theme, properly set in the wider context of a middle-aged man's engagement with creation, fantasy, and loneliness—a theme which made Barrie world-famous and haunted him for the rest of his life. In a one-act play of scintillating satire, The Twelve-Pound Look exposes the pomposities of male pride and public success in 1910 from the point of view of an ex-wife unexpectedly returned as her (be)knighted husband's typist. Written in diary form and telling of an uncanny romance in a remote winter glen, Farewell Miss Julie Logan evokes the author's fascination with longing, death, and loss in a novella which can stand with the stories of the supernatural and which itself raises questions about the nature of romance fiction. This volume offers an exciting reassessment of one of Scotland's most unusual and misrepresented writers. Edited and introduced by Andrew Nash.

Title:Farewell Miss Julie Logan: A J. M. Barrie Omnibus
Edition Language:English

    Farewell Miss Julie Logan: A J. M. Barrie Omnibus Reviews

  • Rebecca

    i read this book when i was taking a class in my year abroad. i had never heard of the title, but had loved the author, being a huge fan of the peter pan stories. i borrowed this book from a colleagu...

  • AC

    You've got to have a tolerance for archaic slang to get through this highly conversational little story set in a winter-bound Scottish village. But if you are cool with not entirely understanding the ...

  • Koo Drain

    Farewell Miss Julie Logan was a book club read - and it was fab. I struggled a little at first as there are a lot of Scottish words that were unfamiliar to me. There is a glossary, however, and after ...

  • Stephen Huntley

    Of Farewell Miss Julie Brogan. Delightful short story. Gentle, clever, evocative and completely satisfying. You'll need to regularly refer to the Scottish/English translation appendix accompanying the...

  • Dale

    I thoroughly enjoyed this little book; a Scottish ghost story done in local dialect which is sometimes unintelligible, but utterly charming. This has led me to indulge i more of Barrie's lesser known ...

  • Brett

    I really enjoyed it. Easily my favorite Scottish ghost story. ...