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Burgess, Moira

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Works: 48 works in 139 publications in 1 language and 1,524 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Bio-bibliography  Guidebooks  Directories  Registers (Lists) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Publications about Moira Burgess
Publications by Moira Burgess
Most widely held works by Moira Burgess
The Other voice : Scottish women's writing since 1808 : an anthology ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
Streets of stone : an anthology of Glasgow short stories ( Book )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
The Glasgow novel : a survey and bibliography by Moira Burgess( Book )
7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
The Glasgow novel, 1870-1970: a bibliography by Moira Burgess( Book )
5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
Makeshift ; & Hunger march by Dot Allan( Book )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Makeshift, first published in 1928, deals with a young girl's adolescence and early adulthood in early 20th-century Scotland. Dramatic and closely observed, it is a fascinating study of changing attitudes and expectations, as well as being an exciting and stimulating novel in its own right. Hunger March is another significant novel, first published in 1934. The action is confined to a single day, the day of the great hunger march. Intending to present a complete overview of the city, Allan chooses both working-class and middle-class characters, whose stories interweave through the day. Confronting issues of class and gender, Makeshift and Hunger March offer an insight into women's lives in Scotland in the first half of the 20th century. They are also highly readable and enjoyable works of fiction by a writer who deserves rediscovery by a new generation
Land lines : the Scottish Literary Tour Company Ltd. by Moira Burgess( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Friends and kangaroos ( Book )
8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
On the road home it was suddenly ( Book )
10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Going up Ben Nevis in a bubble car ( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Here's New Writing Scotland 18 and we think it’s a good one. That’s what all the editors say, but oddly enough we have the opportunity to be all the more convinced of it this year. Delays in production -- nothing to do with the editors, we swear --have meant that, in writing this introduction, we are looking at our selection some six months after it was made, looking at Going up Ben Nevis in a Bubble Car almost with the fresh eye of the casual reader who might pick it up in a bookshop. It stands the test. We’re pleased that we chose as we did. At the same time, this process does bring back the warm spring days (remember them?) during which we discussed the NWS submissions. Technically, we pulled them apart. Aesthetically, we considered whether they did the same to us. A few notes survive. ‘Superbly stylish’, reads one, and ‘Made me greet’, admits another, though in fact neither of these pieces made it through the final cull. (Did we mention that competition is fierce?) ‘Great, loopy family story’ made it, however. Can you spot it? So did the one in a Brummie accent. Yes, of course it’s eligible -- read the submission guidelines on another page with care -- and we weren’t obliged to bend the rules in order to include such an exceptional story. So did the Mars Bar one. Occasionally there’s a piece which causes the editors to sit back, look at one another, and wish they had written it, and this is one of those. Apart from such gut reactions, we think that, in the NWS tradition, this is a pretty balanced collection, representing stories and poems, English, Scots and Gaelic, city and country, men and women, gay and straight. Again, we didn’t have to tweak our selection towards this result, and that gives us confidence for New Writing Scotland 19, when judging will be done 'blind'. (No authors’ names on entries, see the guidelines again.) We reckon that our final selection for the next volume will still reflect the good writing coming to us from the widest possible range of sources, stylish and loopy and making us greet
Imagine a city : Glasgow in fiction by Moira Burgess( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Lunch at Yes ( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
'Lunch at Yes' suggests a number of possibilities. Is it simply a meal at a popular Glasgow restaurant, or an imperative to feast on the positive, or is there some other meaning to be found? Whatever, it's an upbeat title and we hope it is indicative of the good things on offer in this year's anthology of new writing. The recently-introduced process of blind judging of submissions to New Writing Scotland is proving interesting. A few well-known writers who submitted work were not selected, while several new and emergent writers were, many of the latter previously unknown to us. The editors consciously try not to put a name to the work in the preliminary reading, but occasionally the writing is so distinctive the author is not hard to spot. For example, anyone who has ever read an extract from David Neilson’s (unfortunately still unpublished) epic tale Robert the Vole would have no difficulty identifying his work: there is nothing else quite like it. Very often during the selection process themes emerge of their own accord: in this case, food, winter, birds, fish and, given the predilections of the editors, cats of course. But eating and drinking seem to predominate (another editorial partiality? surely not) and so the reader may go to 'Illusions for Coffee', then 'Lunch at Yes', visit 'The Happiest Place to be in Scotland on a Saturday Afternoon', experience 'Nacho-Munchers and Dolly-Grips' at the cinema and have 'Nectarines’ for afters (and don’t forget the ‘Marmite') — or indeed have a whole range of tastes and interests catered for, including the amazing Free Presbyterian Dolphins'. Now there’s a title that can be read in more than one way. As the wonderful waitpersons in Yes say: Enjoy!
Streets of gold : contemporary Glasgow stories ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
The day before tomorrow by Moira Burgess( Book )
3 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Scottish libraries, 1966-1968; a triennial review by Scottish Library Association( Book )
4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
A rumour of strangers by Moira Burgess( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Glasgow books & writers of the twentieth century : novelists, poets and playwrights : a select bibliography by Moira Burgess( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Reading Glasgow : a Book Trust Scotland literary guide to authors and books associated with the city by Moira Burgess( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Scottish libraries, 1969-1971; a triennial review by Scottish Library Association( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Scottish fiction reserve : directory of authors included in the scheme by Moira Burgess( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Scottish libraries, a triennial review, 1963-65 by Scottish Library Association( Book )
1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
 
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