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The Oxford Book of Scottish Short Stories

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Publisher Comments:

Encompassing magical fairy tales and modern innovative works, The Oxford Book of Scottish Short Stories surveys the rich literary heritage of Scotland, in a collection of forty-four superb tales, the most extensive such anthology in print.

Here readers will discover such wonderful tales as "The Wee Bannock," Sir Walter Scott's classic "The Two Drovers" (widely considered the first true short story ever written), Muriel Spark's "Bang-Bang You're Dead," and James Kelman's "Sunday Papers." Not only are the finest writers of the past well represented-including familiar faces such as Sir James Barrie and Robert Louis Stevenson--but there's also a host of superb modern writers here as well, such as Shena MacKay, Alan Spence, Margaret Elphinstone, Ronald Frame, and Janice Galloway, to name but a few.

With a highly informative and insightful introduction by Douglas Dunn, one of Scotland's leading literary figures, this anthology offers a revealing look at the best of Scottish writing.

Synopsis:

From tales of the supernatural to pungent social realism, and from the humorous to the disturbing, whether rural or urban, this anthology aims to show the vitality of the Scottish short story. Writers featured include: Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, J.M. Barrie, and Neil Gunn.

About the Author

Douglas Dunn was born and brought up in Inchinnan in Renfrewshire. He has published nine collections of poems, including 'Elegies', which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award, and most recently, 'Dante's Drum-Kit'. He has published two collections of short stories, 'Secret Villages' and 'Boyfriends and Girlfriends', and edited 'The Faber Book of Twentieth-Century Scottish Poetry' and 'Scotland: An Anthology'. He is Professor of English at the University of St Andrews, and Director of the St Andrews Scottish Studies Institute.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192801906
Editor:
Dunn, Douglas
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Editor:
Dunn, Douglas
Author:
Dunn, Douglas
Author:
null, Douglas
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
English fiction
Subject:
Short stories, english
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | Anthologies
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | Anth
Subject:
ologies
Subject:
Short stories, scottish
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second
Series:
Oxford Books of Prose
Series Volume:
10-2002
Publication Date:
20020321
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
510
Dimensions:
5.1 x 7.6 x 1.2 in 0.75 lb

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