The Poetry of the Scots

The Poetry of the Scots

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"The Poetry of the Scots" is both an original bibliographical guide and a comprehensive introduction to Scottish poetry from the earliest times to the present day. It gives a chronological listing of the standard editions of all the major, and many of the minor Scottish poets, including works in Scots, English, Latin and Gaelic. The bibliographical listing is supplemented by commentaries on the books, written by Glen in informative and enthustiastic style. An extensive introduction links the poetry to Scotland's history and cultural traditions. Critical books, essays, 20th-century journals and periodicals, cassettes and LPs of ballads and folk songs are also listed, leading into more specialized reading.
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  • Hardback | 150 pages
  • 142.24 x 218.44 x 12.7mm | 340.19g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • indexes
  • 0748602976
  • 9780748602971

Table of contents

Part 1 Background studies: dictionaries; bibliographies; general histories of Scotland; social histories of Scotland; general background studies; history of Scottish literature; languages of Scotland; general studies of Scottish poetry; literary criticism and theory. Part 2 Anthologies and magazines: anthologies; current annual anthology; 20th-century magazines; 20th-century scholarly journals. Part 3 The auld bards and makars: British pre-history; early Scots poetry; three great Auld Makars; anonymous poetry in Gaelic and Scots; other Auld Makars; Latin poetry. Part 4 First renaissance poets (16-17th centuries): Scots poets; poetry in English (17th century); Gaelic poets (17th century); ballads. Part 6 18th century poets: century Scots Renaissance poets; 18th-century Anglo-Scots poets; 18th-century Gaelic poets. Part 7 19th-century poets. Part 8 20th-century poets: forerunners to a Renaissance; 20th-century Renaissance poets of the First Wave; 20th-century Renaissance poets of the second and third waves.
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