The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature: Modern transformations: new identities (from 1918)

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Edinburgh University Press, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 356 pages
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These three volumes in offer a major reinterpretation, re-evaluation, and repositioning of what is arguably Scotland's most important and influential contribution to world culture-its literature. Drawing on the very best of recent scholarship, the History contributes a wide range of new and exciting insights and offers a new interpretation of what it means to be "Scottish." These anthologies contribute a wide range of new and exciting insights. The first volume begins with the first full-scale critical consideration of Scotland's earliest literature, drawn from the diverse cultures and languages of its early peoples. It covers the literature produced during the medieval and early modern period in Scotland, surveying the riches of Scottish work in Gaelic, Welsh, Old Norse, Old English, and Old French, as well as in Latin and Scots. The second volume deals with a period in which Scotland underwent some of the most dramatic upheavals in its history. It reveals how Scottish writers in shaping the modernity of Britain, Europe and the world. The third volume explores Scottish literature in all its forms and languages since the end of the World War I, bringing together the best contemporary critical insights from three continents.

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Contents

Scotlands Geography since 1918
11
The International Reception and Literary Impact of Scottish
31
Literature and the Screen Media since 1908
57
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Ian Brown is a development specialist who has worked in Iraq, Ethiopia and Zaire. From 1997 to 1998 he worked as Program Director for the Mines Advisory Group in Cambodia. He is also the author of "Khomeini's Forgotten Sons: The Story of Iran's Boy Soldiers.

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