The Oxford Book of Scottish Short Stories

The Oxford Book of Scottish Short Stories

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From tales of the supernatural to pungent social realism, and from the humorous to the disturbing, whether rural or urban, this anthology shows the vitality of the Scottish short story. Douglas Dunn's eclectic selection displays the marvellous range of Scottish story-telling, beginning with three early traditional tales, and including a wealth of writers from the last three centuries: amongst them Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, J. M. Barrie, Violet Jacob, Neil Gunn, Eric Linklater, Alasdair Gray, James Kelman, and younger talents such as Ronald Frame, Janice Galloway, and A. L. more

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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 126 x 190 x 32mm | 340.19g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 0192801902
  • 9780192801906
  • 2,021,703

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About Douglas Dunn

Douglas Dunn was born and brought up in Inchinnan in Renfrewshire. He has published nine collections of poems, including 'Elegies', which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award, and most recently, 'Dante's Drum-Kit'. He has published two collections of short stories, 'Secret Villages' and 'Boyfriends and Girlfriends', and edited 'The Faber Book of Twentieth-Century Scottish Poetry' and 'Scotland: An Anthology'. He is Professor of English at the University of St Andrews, and Director of the St Andrews Scottish Studies more

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