Scottish Literature and World War I (Paperback)

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Scottish Literature and World War I (Paperback)

By David A. Rennie (Editor)


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Explores the connections between Scottish writing and World War I

Includes studies united by an innovative methodological approach to Scottish World War I writing Contends that the war's effect on Scotland and Scottish letters was more multifaceted and far-ranging than prior assessments have allowed for Addresses work by some of Scotland's most popular and influential writers, such as Lewis Grassic Gibbon, John Buchan, Nan Shepherd, Neil Gunn, Charles Hamilton Sorley, and Hugh MacDiarmid

This book highlights the variety of literary, social, political and philosophical reverberations of the war in Scotland writing. Part one of the collection presents multi-text case studies of areas such as Scottish Great War prose, popular literature, women's letters to the editor, Gaelic writing and philosophy. Part two contains essays devoted to individual authors, including canonical figures Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Nan Shepherd, Neil Gunn and John Buchan, as well as peripheral authors such as A. C. Mackinlay, Charles Murray and Ewart Alan Mackintosh.

David A. Rennie gained a PhD in American World War I literature from Aberdeen University in 2017. He is the author of American Writers and World War I (2020) and essays in The Hemingway Review and The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review.
Product Details ISBN: 9781474454605
ISBN-10: 1474454607
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: August 25th, 2022
Pages: 312
Language: English