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Title: The Modern Scottish Literary Renaissance
Author(s): Watson, Roderick
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Editor(s): Brown, Ian
Riach, Alan
Citation: Watson R (2009) The Modern Scottish Literary Renaissance. In: Brown I & Riach A (eds.) The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Scottish Literature. Edinburgh Companions to Scottish Literature. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 75-87.
Keywords: Hugh MacDiarmid
elan vital
the 'Caledonian antisyzygy'
Annals of the Five Senses
Scott and Scotland
Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Nan Shepherd
Neil Gunn
Modernism (Literature) Scotland
Scottish literature 20th century
Issue Date: 2009
Date Deposited: 2-Apr-2012
Series/Report no.: Edinburgh Companions to Scottish Literature
Abstract: This chapter discusses the cultural politics of identity in the early twentieth century Scottish literary renaissance. It looks at the paradoxes contained in what might seem like an essentialist argument for 'Scottish' difference at political, cultural and psychological levels, while the literary work produced by its leading exponents actually problematises the very concept of a stable identity in the first place.
Rights: Published in The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Scottish Literature by Edinburgh University Press:

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