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Farewell Miss Julie Logan: A Barrie Omnibus: The Little White Bird: The Twelve-Pound Look: Farewell Miss Julie Logan: "Little White Bird", "Twelve ... Miss Julie Logan" (Canongate Classics)

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This selection of J M Barrie's work covers three different genres andall the most telling themes found in his writing: Scotland, childhood,fantasy and sentimentality, sexual anxiety, theatrical invention, socialcomedy and proto-feminism.

The disturbing prose fable of The Little White Bird containsthe first and most original exploration of the Peter Pan theme,properly set in the wider context of a middle-aged man's engagement withcreation, fantasy and loneliness-a theme which made Barrie world-famousand haunted him for the rest of his life.

In a one-act play of scintillating satire, The Twelve-Pound Lookexposes the pomposities of male pride and public success in 1910 fromthe 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 Loganevokes the author's fascination with longing, death and loss in anovella which can stand with the stories of the supernatural and whichitself raises questions about the nature of romance fiction.

This volume offers an exciting reassessment of one of Scotland's most unusual and misrepresented writers.

"Barrie can justly be called a pioneer of modern fantasy." --Times

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  • PDF | 360 pages
  • JM Barrie(Author)
  • Canongate Classics; Main edition (18 May 2000)
  • English
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  • By Liddon on 19 September 2014

    I agree with other reviewers that this is a particularly good selection of writings by J. M. Barrie which are unlikely to be widely known. Interest in Barrie has revived significantly in recent years, and this book reminds us that there was much more to him than "Peter Pan". "Farewell Miss Julie Logan" was his last book, and it is a remarkable and disturbing work. George Moore wrote to Barrie, "I wonder you have not been found out before as one of the most beautiful writers of the English language that ever lived." This novella shows just how skilful he was. Readers who wish to know more about this strange, often tormented, man should turn to Andrew Birkin's, "J. M. Barrie and the Lost Boys" - far and away the best contemporary study of an author who is so frequently undervalued or dismissed, usually by those who have not troubled themselves to study his work.


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