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The Oxford book of Scottish short stories

Author: Douglas Dunn
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From tales of the supernatural to pungent social realism, and from the humorous to the disturbing, whether rural or urban, this anthology shows the vitality of the Scottish short story.

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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Dunn
ISBN: 9780199556540 0199556547
OCLC Number: 234297375
Notes: Originally published: 1995.
Description: xxix, 476 pages ; 20 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 / 'Ian 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.
Other Titles: Scottish short stories
Responsibility: edited by Douglas Dunn.

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the rollcall of names in this collection is impressive * The Irish Times * The great value of this anthology is that it shows us what we have been missing ... [Dunn's] introduction is fascinating and Read more...

 
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