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The Scottish novel since the seventies : new visions, old dreams

Author: Gavin Wallace; Randall Stevenson
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©1993.
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"The last two decades have seen a new renaissance in Scottish literary culture in which the Scottish novel has attained new heights of maturity, confidence and challenge. The Scottish Novel since the Seventies is the first major critical assessment of the developments in Scottish fiction in this period. Ranging from the work of longer-established authors such as Robin Jenkins, Muriel Spark and William McIlvanney to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Scottish novel since the seventies.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)623383724
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gavin Wallace; Randall Stevenson
ISBN: 0748604154 9780748604159
OCLC Number: 30158162
Description: vi, 254 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Disruptions: the later fiction of Robin Jenkins / Glenda Norquay --
Bleeding from all that's best: the fiction of Iain Crichton Smith / Douglas Gifford --
The deliberate cunning of Muriel Spark / Ian Rankin --
Class and being in the novels of William McIlvanney / Beth Dickson --
Myths and marvels / John Burns --
Tradition and experiment in the Glasgow novel / Edwin Morgan --
Resisting arrest: James Kelman / Cairns Craig --
Innovation and reaction in the fiction of Alasdair Gray / Alison Lumsden --
Iain Banks and the fiction factory / Thom Nairn --
Of myths and men: aspects of gender in fiction of Janice Galloway / Margery Metzstein --
Divergent Scottishness: William Boyd, Allan Massie, Ronald Frame / Douglas Dunn --
Listening to the women talk / Carol Anderson --
Gnawing the mammoth: history, class and politics in the modern Scottish and Welsh novel / Christopher Harvie --
Image and text: fiction on film / Ian Spring --
Voices in empty houses: the novel of damaged identity / Gavin Wallace --
The Scottish novel since 1970: a bibliography / Alison Lumsden.
Responsibility: edited by Gavin Wallace and Randall Stevenson.
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