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The Oxford book of Scottish short stories

Author: Douglas Dunn
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
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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, this anthology shows the vitality of the Scottish short story ... The collection includes such wonderful traditional tales as 'The Wee Bannock'. It contains household names such as Sir Walter Scott, the pioneer of the modern literary story, and Robert Louis  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oxford book of Scottish short stories.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)647020743
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Dunn
ISBN: 0192142356 9780192142351
OCLC Number: 31290057
Description: xxix, 473 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The battle of the birds --
The wee bannock --
Death in a nut --
The Cameronian preacher's tale / James Hogg --
The two drovers / Sir Walter Scott --
The Howdie : an autobiography / John Galt --
Baubie Huie's bastard geet / William Alexander --
The cunning speech of Drumtochty / Ìan Maclaren' (revd John Watson) --
A lodging for the night ; Thrawn Janet ; from Fables / Robert Louis Stevenson --
Un Infeliz / R.B. Cunninghame Graham --
Miss Armstrong's circumstances / John Davidson --
T̀he heather lintie' / S.R. Crockett --
A literary club / J.M. Barrie --
The debatable land / Violet Jacob --
The loathly opposite / John Buchan --
Silk both sides / Lorna Moon (Helen Nora Wilson Low) --
The tax-gatherer / Neil Gunn --
Dance of the apprentices / Edward Gaitens --
Country-born / Eric Linklater --
Smeddum / Lewis Grassic Gibbon (J. Leslie Mitchell) --
The Donegals / Robert McLellan --
I'm leaving you / George Friel --
The last sister / Fred Urquhart --
A far cry from Bowmore / Robin Jenkins --
The life and death of George Wilson / Neil Paterson --
The gowk / Jessie Kesson --
Bang-Bang you're dead / Muriel Spark --
A map of the world / Elspeth Davie --
Andrina / George Mackay Brown --
An American sky / Iain. Crichton Smith --
Prometheus / Alasdair Gray --
Performance / William McIlvanney --
The one-legged men / Eric McCormack --
Violets and strawberries in the snow / Shena Mackay --
Home for a couple of days / James Kelman --
Its colours they are fine / Alan Spence --
An apple from a tree / Margaret Elphinstone --
Merlewood / Ronald Frame --
Street of the three terraces / Dilys Rose --
Blood / Janice Galloway --
Doubled up with pain / Duncan McLean --
Night geometry and the Garscadden trains / A.L. Kennedy.
Responsibility: edited by Douglas Dunn.
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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, this anthology shows the vitality of the Scottish short story ... The collection includes such wonderful traditional tales as 'The Wee Bannock'. It contains household names such as Sir Walter Scott, the pioneer of the modern literary story, and Robert Louis Stevenson. The Kailyard School is usually excluded from anthologies of this kind; but there are stories here by J.M. Barrie, Ian MacLaren, and S.R. Crockett, as well as work by writers as varied as John Davidson, Violet Jacob, Neil Gunn, Eric Linklater, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Muriel Spark, Alasdair Gray, and James Kelman. Younger writers are strongly represented; among them such talents as Ronald Frame, Janice Galloway, and A.L. Kennedy ... The selection reveals a series of remarkable contrasts between urban and rural, demotic Scots vernacular and elegant English prose, the sentimental and the critical, the supernatural and the realistic. With an informative introductory essay by Douglas Dunn, the book presents a superb selection of the best of Scottish writing"--Jacket.

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