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This substantial new volume is a stimulating yet in-depth introduction to Scottish literature in English and Scots. From medieval to modern, the entire range of literature is introduced, examined and explored. Aimed primarily at those with an interest in Scottish literature, this guide also responds to the need for students and teachers to have detailed discussions of individual authors and texts. The volume looks at Scottish literature in six period sections: Early Scottish Literature, Eighteenth-Century, The Age of Scott, Victorian and Edwardian, The Twentieth-Century Scottish Literary Renaissance, and Scottish Literature since 1945. Each section begins with an overview of the period, followed by several chapters examining exemplary authors and texts. Each section finishes with an extensive discussion including suggestions as to how to further explore the rich and often neglected hinterlands of Scottish writing. Extensive reading lists identify primary texts of the period as well as details of a wide range of additional authors. Opening up neglected areas of study as well as responding to the burgeoning interest in novelists, modern poets and dramatists, this book serves as an invaluable guide to Scottish Literature.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748608256
ISBN-10: 0748608257
Format: Paperback
(244mm x 172mm x 24mm)
Pages: 1248
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 27-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Douglas Gifford

Douglas Gifford is a Professor of Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow and Research Fellow in the Glasgow School of Scottish Studies. Sarah Dunnigan is a British Academy Fellow at the University of Edinburgh.

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