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The Grampian Quartet

Author : Nan Shepherd
ISBN : 9781847675958
Genre : Fiction
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Edited and introductions by Roderick Watson. The Quarry Wood, although published well before Sunset Song, inhabits a similar world; the progress of its heroine could almost be the alternative story of a Chris Guthrie who did go to university. Compassionate and humorous, the grace and style of Shepherd’s prose is heightened by a superb ear for the vigorous language of the north-east. The Weatherhouse, Shepherd’s masterpiece, is an even more substantial achievement which belongs to the great line of Scottish fiction dealing with the complex interactions of small communities, and especially the community of women – a touching and hilarious network of mothers, daughters, spinsters and widows. It is also a striking meditation on the nature of truth, the power of human longing and the mystery of being. The third and final novel, A Pass in the Grampians, describes Jenny Kilgour’s coming of age as she has to choose between the kindly harshness of her grandfather’s life on a remote hill farm, and the vulgar and glorious energy of Bella Cassie, a local girl who left the community to pursue success as a singer, and has now returned to scandalise them all. The Living Mountain is a lyrical testament in praise of the Cairngorms. It is a work deeply rooted in Shepherd’s knowledge of the natural world, and a poetic and philosophical meditation on our longing for high and holy places. This is the first omnibus edition of Shepherd’s prose works – her sensitivity and powers of observation raise her work far above the status of regional literature and into the front rank of Scottish writing.

1982 Janine

Author : Alasdair Gray
ISBN : 9781847674449
Genre : Fiction
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An unforgettably challenging book about power and powerlessness, men and women, masters and servants, small countries and big countries, Alasdair Gray's exploration of the politics of pornography has lost none of its power to shock. 1982, Janine is a searing portrait of male need and inadequacy, as explored via the lonely sexual fantasies of Jock McLeish, failed husband, lover and businessman. Yet there is hope here, and the humour (if black) and the imaginative and textual energy of the narrative achieves its own kind of redemption in the end.

Alasdair Gray

Author : Gavin Miller
ISBN : 9789042017573
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Alasdair Gray's writing, and in particular his great novel Lanark: A Life in Four Books (1981), is often read as a paradigm of postmodern practice. This study challenges that view by presenting an analysis that is at once more conventional and more strongly radical. By reading Gray in his cultural and intellectual context, and by placing him within the tradition of a Scottish history of ideas that has been largely neglected in contemporary critical writing, Gavin Miller re-opens contact between this highly individualistic artist and those Scottish and European philosophers and psychologists who helped shape his literary vision of personal and national identity. Scottish social anthropology and psychiatry (including the work of W. Robertson Smith, J.G. Frazer and R.D. Laing) can be seen as formative influences on Gray's anti-essentialist vision of Scotland as a mosaic of communities, and of our social need for recognition, acknowledgement and the common life.

Biographical Dictionary Of Scottishwomen

Author : Elizabeth L. Ewan
ISBN : 9780748626601
Genre : Social Science
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This single-volume dictionary presents the lives ofindividual Scottish women from earliest times to the present. Drawing on newscholarship and a wide network of professional and amateur historians, itthrows light on the experience of women from every class and category inScotland and among the worldwide Scottish diaspora.The BiographicalDictionary of Scottish Women is written for the general reading public andfor students of Scottish history and society. It is scholarly in itsapproach to evidence and engaging in the manner of its presentation. Eachentry makes sense of its subject in narrative terms, telling a story ratherthan simply offering information. The book is as enjoyable to read as it iseasy and valuable to consult. It is a unique and important contribution tothe history of women and Scotland.The publisher acknowledges support fromthe Scottish Arts Council and the Scottish Executive Equalities Unit towardsthe publication of this title.

A History Of Scottish Women S Writing

Author : Douglas Gifford
ISBN : STANFORD:36105022388636
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The first comprehensive critical analysis of Scottish women's writing from its recoverable beginnings to the present day. In addition to poetry, drama and fiction, it also covers a variety of non-fiction including diaries, memoirs, biography and autobiography, didactic and polemic writing, and popular and periodical writing for and by women.

Waterstone S Guide To Scottish Books

Author : Nick Rennison
ISBN : 1902603001
Genre : Poetry
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The Weatherhouse

Author : Nan Shepherd
ISBN : 1782118861
Genre : Mothers and daughters
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The women of the tiny town of Fetter-Rothnie have grown used to a life without men, and none more so than the tangle of mothers and daughters, spinsters and widows living at the Weatherhouse. Returned from war with shellshock, Garry Forbes is drawn into their circle as he struggles to build a new understanding of the world from the ruins of his grief. In The Weatherhouse Nan Shepherd paints an exquisite portrait of a community coming to terms with the brutal losses of war, and the small tragedies, yearnings and delusions that make up a life.

Scottish Women S Fiction 1920s To 1960s

Author : Carol Anderson
ISBN : 1862320829
Genre : Fiction
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A collection of essays which provides a historical and cultural context for the detailed discussion of eleven novels published by writers such as Catherine Carswell, Willa Muir, Rebecca West (rarely discussed in the Scottish context), Naomi Mitchison, Nan Shepherd, Nancy Brysson Morrison, Jessie Kesson and Muriel Spark. Biographical material, information about other writers, and suggestions for further reading are all included.

Books In Scotland

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ISBN : UVA:X006060704
Genre : Dialect literature, Scottish
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Scottish Literature

Author : Duncan Glen
ISBN : 0861421000
Genre : Literary Criticism
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