Literature of Scotland
The Middle Ages to the Nineteenth Century 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Roderick Watson
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Literature of Scotland by Roderick Watson
Book DescriptionCritics hailed the first edition of The Literature of Scotland as one of the most comprehensive and fascinatingly readable accounts of Scottish literature in all three of the country's languages - Gaelic, Scots and English. In this extensively revised and expanded new edition, Roderick Watson traces the lives and works of Scottish writers in a beautiful and rugged country that has been divided by political and religious conflict but united, too, by a democratic and egalitarian ideal of nationhood. The Literature of Scotland: The Middle Ages to the Nineteenth Century follows the story from Barbour to John Davidson, exploring the growth of the idea of a nation from the flowering of the Makars to the early ballads and the oral tradition; from courtly verse to the prose of the Reformation and the rise of the Scottish Enlightenment; from Duncan Ban Macintyre and the great Gaelic poets to the achievement of Robert Burns, Walter Scott, Thomas Carlyle, J. M. Barrie and Robert Louis Stevenson. Each writer is placed in their historical, critical and cultural contexts, and the volume also provides a helpful Further Reading section and chronological timeline, making this the essential guide to Scottish literary history. The literature which followed after the Victorian period is discussed in the companion volume Literature of Scotland: The Twentieth Century.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333666647
(215mm x 138mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 24-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Roderick Watson
From the Line, Hardback (March 2014)
From the Line brings together the best of Scotland's poetry from the two World Wars: 138 poems, from fifty-six poets, are represented here; poetry from both men and women, from battlefields across the world and from the Home Front, too.
Many Days, Paperback (October 2010)
Spend some time with the grand old man of Scottish poetry, Norman McCaig, and revisit the beauty of his poems with this collection to commemorate a life well lived.
Literature of Scotland, Paperback (November 2006)
This companion volume to The Literature of Scotland: The Middle Ages to the Nineteenth Century examines the writing of the twentieth century. From The House with the Green Shutters to Trainspotting, this text provides a critical and historical context to the modern upsurge of writing in English, Scots and Gaelic.
Scottish Novels, Paperback (January 1997)» View all books by Roderick Watson
These four great novels take us deep into Robert Louis Stevenson's imaginative and bitter-sweet relationship with his native country.
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Author Biography - Roderick Watson
RODERICK WATSON is Professor of English at the University of Stirling, UK, and Director of the Stirling Centre for Scottish Studies.
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