Lay Sermons

Lay Sermons

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Lay Sermons offers, playfully, a series of lay sermons on good principles and good breeding - the last thing that one would expect from the pen of Blackwood's Ettrick Shepherd. But a significant part of the joke is that the Shepherd provides lay sermons that combine into a series of wise meditations on life and on literature.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 162.6 x 236.2 x 20.3mm | 453.6g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0748607463
  • 9780748607464

About James Hogg

Gillian Hughes is the author of the biography James Hogg: A Life (EUP, 2007) and is editor of the journal Studies in Hogg and his World. She has edited or co-edited seven volumes in the Stirling/South Carolina Research Edition of the Collected Works of James Hogg series. The late Douglas S. Mack was formerly Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Stirling.show more

Review quote

Hogg was one of the most complex Scots of his time, as his most famous friend Scott realised when he acknowledged he was a genuine genius. It has taken Scotland a long time to wake up to the enduring importance of the author of the Justified Sinner and all the works to be included in, when complete, what will amount to the 31 volumes of the Stirling/South Carolina edition of the whole Hogg. Scotland perennially recognises only one writer, but Burns is not the whole story. Gillian Hughes has masterfully and meticulously edited the Lay Sermons. An invaluable resource not only to Hogg scholars, but to those interested in the genre ! and, more generally, to those devoted to Scottish literature of the period. It should be in the holdings of any major research library. Hogg was one of the most complex Scots of his time, as his most famous friend Scott realised when he acknowledged he was a genuine genius. It has taken Scotland a long time to wake up to the enduring importance of the author of the Justified Sinner and all the works to be included in, when complete, what will amount to the 31 volumes of the Stirling/South Carolina edition of the whole Hogg. Scotland perennially recognises only one writer, but Burns is not the whole story.show more