Identities and Culture in Modern Scottish Literature

Identities and Culture in Modern Scottish Literature

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This is an original exploration of the way in which national and cultural identities are made, remade and changed in the melting pot of a culture's imaginative literature. Concentrating primarily on modern Scottish literature (but also drawing on some literature of the past), literary theory and critical analysis merge with literary and cultural history to offer a series of original insights to contemporary Scottish cultural identity. Divided into four sections - "Voices", "Places", "Other Selves" and "Subjects" - each explores a different aspect of literary, cultural and psychological identity. Professor Watson has selected the authors which best represent this making of identity in Scottish literature, including: Burns; Crichton Smith; Galloway; Goodsir Smith; Grassic Gibbon; Hogg; Jenkins; Kelman; Kennedy; Legge; Lochhead; MacCaig; McIlvanney; Scott; Shepherd; Warner; and Welsh. The book is aimed at the general reader interested in Scottish culture as well as students studying Scottish literature - the key authors on such courses are covered. New readings of well-studied texts should make for a provocative and stimulating book.show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 14mm
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 0748614249
  • 9780748614240