Lanark: A Life in Four Books

by Alasdair Gray. Braziller,, $20.00. In Mr. Gray’s previously published fiction fantasy was cleverly used to reinforce and enliven the author’s denunciation of capitalist technological society. In the present novel fantasy has taken over and run wild, making the life of poor Lanark, an unappredated artist misguidedly modeled on Gulley Jimson, nasty, brutish, and far too long.