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Title: Don Paterson and Poetic Autonomy
Author(s): Hames, Scott
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Editor(s): Schoene, Berthold
Citation: Hames S (2007) Don Paterson and Poetic Autonomy. In: Schoene B (ed.) The Edinburgh Companion to Contemporary Scottish Literature. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 245-254.
Keywords: Don Paterson
Scottish poetry
literary nationalism
literary identity
Paterson, Don, 1963- Criticism and interpretation
Identity (Psychology) in literature
Self in literature
Regionalism in literature
Issue Date: Apr-2007
Abstract: This paper uses the poetry of Don Paterson to illustrate the limits of a Scottish literary criticism preoccupied by the search for ‘poetic selves that may be identified with particular territories’ (Robert Crawford).
Rights: The publisher has granted permission for use of this book chapter in this Repository. The chapter was first published in The Edinburgh Companion to Contemporary Scottish Literature by Edinburgh University Press.; Published in The Edinburgh Companion to Contemporary Scottish Literature. Copyright: Edinburgh University Press.

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