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Book Title: The Cambridge Companion to Scottish Literature|
The author of the book: Gerard Carruthers
Edition: Cambridge University Press
Date of issue: September 24th 2013
ISBN 13: 9780521762410
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Scotland's rich literary tradition is a product of its unique culture and landscape, as well as of its long history of inclusion and resistance to the United Kingdom. Scottish literature includes masterpieces in three languages English, Scots and Gaelic and global perspectives from the diaspora of Scots all over the world. This Companion offers a unique introduction, guide and reference work for students and readers of Scottish literature from the pre-medieval period to the post-devolution present. Essays focus on key periods and movements (the Scottish Enlightenment, Scottish Romanticism, the Scottish Renaissance), genres (the historical novel, Scottish Gothic, 'Tartan Noir') and major authors (Burns, Scott, Stevenson, MacDiarmid and Spark). A chronology and guides to further reading in each chapter make this an ideal overview of a national literature that continues to develop its own distinctive style."
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Read information about the authorGerard Carruthers holds the Francis Hutcheson Chair of Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow.
He is General Editor of the Oxford University Press Edition of the Works of Robert Burns and has published fifteen books and over one hundred academic articles and essays. He works on literature from the 1690s to the 20th century, with particular interests in the long eighteenth-century in Scotland, textual editing and book history. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
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