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John Buchan and the idea of modernity

Author: Kate Macdonald; Nathan Waddell
Publisher: London : Pickering & Chatto, 2013.
Series: Literary texts and the popular marketplace.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Considered a quintessentially 'popular' author, John Buchan was a writer of fiction, journalism, philosophy and Scottish history. By examining his engagement with empire, pychoanalysis and propaganda, the contributors to this volume place Buchan at the centre of the debate between popular culture and the modernist elite.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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John Buchan and the idea of modernity.
London : Pickering & Chatto, 2013
(OCoLC)820110568
Named Person: John Buchan; John Buchan
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Macdonald; Nathan Waddell
ISBN: 9781781440292 1781440298
OCLC Number: 851381675
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: List of Contributors; List of Figures; Introduction; 1. The Roots that Clutch: John Buchan, Scottish Fiction and Scotland; 2. A Civilizing Empire: T.H. Green, Lord Milner and John Buchan; 3. A Very Modern Experiment: John Buchan and Rhodesia; 4. 'The Ministry of Information': John Buchan's Friendship with T.E. Lawrence; 5. Masculinities in the Richard Hannay 'War Trilogy' of John Buchan; 6. John Buchan and the Emerging 'Post-Modern' Fact: Information Culture and the First World War; 7. The Spy Scattered Landscapes of Modernity in John Buchan's Mr Standfast. 8. The Soul's 'Queer Corners': John Buchan and Psychoanalysis9. John Buchan, Myth and Modernism; 10. John Buchan and the American Pulp Magazines; 11. What Kind of Heritage? Modernity Versus Heritage in Huntingtower; 12. Living Speech, Dying Tongues and Reborn Language: John Buchan and Scots Vernacular Poetry; 13. John Buchan in Canada: Writing A New Chapter in Canada's Constitutional History; Notes; Index.
Series Title: Literary texts and the popular marketplace.
Responsibility: edited by Kate Macdonald, Nathan Waddell.

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