The Oxford Book of Scottish Short Stories

The Oxford Book of Scottish Short Stories

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From the ghostly and unlikely, to pungent social realism, and from the comfortable to the challenging, whether rural or urban, supernatural or true-to-life, in demotic Scots vernacular and elegant English prose, this anthology shows the vitality of the Scottish short story. The collection includes such wonderful traditional tales as 'The Wee Bannock' and household names such as Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, J. M. Barrie, as well as works by writers as varied as James Kelman, Violet Jacob, Neil Gunn, Eric Linklater, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Muriel Spark, Alasdair Gray, Ronald Frame, and Janice Galloway.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 504 pages
  • 106.68 x 172.72 x 25.4mm | 204.12g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192825216
  • 9780192825216

About Douglas Dunn

About the Editor: Douglas Dunn is Professor of English and Scottish Literature at the University of St. Andrews. One of Scotland's finest contemporary poets, his collection Elegies won the Whitbread Prize. He is also a noted writer of short stories.show more

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"The quality of the whole selection is very high."--Booklist"The rollcall of names in this collection is impressive."--The Irish Timesshow more

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