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ABOUT THIS BOOK

PUBLISHER: Edinburgh University Press
FORMAT: Hardback
ISBN: 9780748636938
RRP: £85.00
PAGES: 272
PUBLICATION DATE: July 3, 2009

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The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-century Scottish Literature

Edited by Ian Brown; Edited by Alan Riach

This volume considers the major themes, texts and authors of Scottish literature of the twentieth and, so far, twenty-first century. It identifies the contexts and impulses that led Scottish writers to adopt their creative literary strategies. Moving beyond traditional classifications, it draws on the most recent critical approaches to open up new perspectives on Scottish literature since 1900. The volume’s innovative thematic structure ensures that the most important texts or authors are seen from different perspectives whether in the context of empire, renaissance, war and post-war, literary genre, generation, and resistance. In order to provide thorough coverage, these thematic chapters are complemented by chronological ‘Arcade’ chapters, which outline the contexts of the literature of the period by decades, and by ‘Overview’ chapters which trace developments across the century in theatre, language and Gaelic literature. Taken together, the chapters provide a thorough and thought-provoking account of the century’s literature.Key Features *The first volume of its kind to offer accessible and authoritative insights into Scottish literature since 1900 *Innovative structure allows for new ways of approaching Scottish writers and literary texts * Draws on the most recent scholarship in the field from leading literary critics * Includes a guide to further reading

Reviews of The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-century Scottish Literature

This collection not only fits the bill in terms of a comprehensive, illustrative range of discussions which give the reader a deep since of Scottish writing in the twentieth century, but it also offers thought-provoking and engaging perspectives on that terrain which go beyond a mere guide and provide a set of snapshots of luring intellectual pathways. This collection not only fits the bill in terms of a comprehensive, illustrative range of discussions which give the reader a deep since of Scottish writing in the twentieth century, but it also offers thought-provoking and engaging perspectives on that terrain which go beyond a mere guide and provide a set of snapshots of luring intellectual pathways… This is a really great, resourceful and illuminating book. — Aaron Kelly Scottish Literary Review This collection not only fits the bill in terms of a comprehensive, illustrative range of discussions which give the reader a deep since of Scottish writing in the twentieth century, but it also offers thought-provoking and engaging perspectives on that terrain which go beyond a mere guide and provide a set of snapshots of luring intellectual pathways. This collection not only fits the bill in terms of a comprehensive, illustrative range of discussions which give the reader a deep since of Scottish writing in the twentieth century, but it also offers thought-provoking and engaging perspectives on that terrain which go beyond a mere guide and provide a set of snapshots of luring intellectual pathways… This is a really great, resourceful and illuminating book.

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