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Alasdair Gray source 3

Most educations destroy \reduce/ our childish faith that we can

[enjoy any good] have any good thing we want. Mine left

me believing that anything I wanted to imagine could be

made in [words] picture and words, [if] if [enough] 

enough time, space and materials [were] 

imagineable [was] [could] was [mine for the making]

mine [if] in pictures or words, if allowed space, 

time and materials to make them.

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Most educations [destroy] \more or less kill/ the childish faith that 

anything we want is ours to enjoy. Mine left me

believing that [anything I liked to imagine could be mine

in                     I could make anything] given time, space

and [material] right materials, I could make [anything

I wished to imagine] mine in words or pictures anything 

I wished to imagine.

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Most educations remove our \kill the/ childish

faith that we can or should have anything we want. 

Mine left me believing that [given] with [e] time, space and

right materials, \I could make anything/ anything [imagineable could be made

mine

in words or pictures. I could make anything] I wished to

imagine could be made mine in [word] words or pictures

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Most educations [kill the childish] more or less

kill the childish faith that \[most things] many [good] great things we want/ we […] want can be

ours. Mine left me sure that with time, space and

right materials I could make anything [I wished mine] imagineable

[…] in words or pictures,

and with examples of

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Most educations kill the childish faith that many

great things we want can be ours. Mine left me

sure that I could make anything I wished to imagine

in words or pictures, [if allowed time, space and right 

materials.]  With the example of so many inspiring

artists freely available to me in books, how could I 

fail to make [some] equally great things if allowed

time, space and the right materials?

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Most educations kill the childish faith that all the great

things we want can be ours. Mine left me sure that I

could make anything [I wanted] \imagineable/ in words or pictures.

Being taught by the example of so many inspiring

works freely available to me in books

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Most educations kill our childish faith that [everything]

we [want can b] can have everything we want. [Having

been] taught early by […] many exciting images [freely

available] in books [by the age of] and cinema

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Alasdair Gray - Source 3


Find out more about Alasdair Gray in NLS collections

The Alasdair Gray Archive is listed under ‘G’ in our Guide to Manuscripts Collections.

 

Search our catalogue for books by or about Alasdair Gray.

 

Visit the Scottish Screen Archive site to find films inspired by, featuring, or about Alasdair Gray, including a clip of the film ‘Faces’ using masks made by Gray.

Alasdair Gray on the web

Visit Alasdair Gray’s own website for lots of information.

 

Find out more about the ‘Lanark’ manuscript held at Glasgow University Library.

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