Scotland's Books: A History of Scottish Literature

Scotland's Books: A History of Scottish Literature

by Robert Crawford
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195386248

ISBN-13: 9780195386240

Pub. Date: 01/30/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

From Treasure Island to Trainspotting, Scotland's rich literary tradition has influenced writing across centuries and cultures far beyond its borders. Here, for the first time, is a single volume presenting the glories of fifteen centuries of Scottish literature. In Scotland's Books the much loved poet Robert Crawford tells the story of Scottish imaginative writing

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From Treasure Island to Trainspotting, Scotland's rich literary tradition has influenced writing across centuries and cultures far beyond its borders. Here, for the first time, is a single volume presenting the glories of fifteen centuries of Scottish literature. In Scotland's Books the much loved poet Robert Crawford tells the story of Scottish imaginative writing and its relationship to the country's history. Stretching from the medieval masterpieces of St. Columba's Iona - the earliest surviving Scottish work - to the energetic world of twenty-first-century writing by authors such as Ali Smith and James Kelman, this outstanding account traces the development of literature in Scotland and explores the cultural, linguistic and literary heritage of the nation. It includes extracts from the writing discussed to give a flavor of the original work, and its new research ranges from specially made translations of ancient poems to previously unpublished material from the Scottish Enlightenment and interviews with living writers. Informative and readable, this is the definitive single-volume guide to the marvelous legacy of Scottish literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195386240
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/30/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
848
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
The Illustrations in This Book
Acknowledgements
Web Resources and Further Reading
Introduction
1. Praise
2. Liberty
3. Reformation
4. The Staggering State
5. Ever Green
6. The Scottish Enlightenment
7. The Age of Burns
8. Volcano, Wizard, Bankrupt, Sky
9. Scotland and London
10. Renaissance
11. Hard-wearing Flowers
12. Globalization and Smirr of Rain
Notes
Index

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