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Acts of Union : Scotland and the literary negotiation of the British nation, 1707-1832.

Author: Leith Davis
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press ; Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the political relationship between Scotland and England as it was negotiated in literature after the 1707 Act of Union. It is built around five discursive encounters between  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leith Davis
ISBN: 0804732698 9780804732697
OCLC Number: 60223198
Description: 232 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction 1. Writing the nation in 1707: Daniel Defoe, Lord Belhaven and the 'vast conjunction' of Britain 2. Narrating the '45: Henry Fielding, Tobias Smollett and the pretense of fiction 3. Origin of the specious: James Macpherson, Samuel Johnson and the forging of the nation 4. The poetry of nature and the nature of poetry: Robert Burns and William Wordsworth 5. Citing the nation: Thomas Percy's and Walter Scott's minstrel ballads Conclusion: Runes of empire: Scotland and the margins of English literature;' Notes Bibliography Index.

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