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This Guide examines the critical construction of the genre of 'contemporary Scottish literature' and assesses the critical responses to a wide range of contemporary Scottish fiction, poetry and drama. The Guide is structured thematically with each chapter addressing a specific area of debate within the field of contemporary Scottish Studies. Individual chapters outline, explain and assess the key critical perspectives surrounding a certain theme and then draw on established readings of key authors in order to illustrate these various critical perspectives. The Guide focuses on the most widely read works of these key authors: for example, Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting (1993), A.L. Kennedy's So I Am Glad (1995) and James Kelman's Booker Prize winning novel How Late It Was, How Late (1994). However, the thematic breadth allows the Guide to introduce into the discussion authors such as Alasdair Gray, Alan Warner and Ian Banks, as well as a variety of poets and playwrights.

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This guide examines the critical construction of the genre of 'contemporary Scottish literature' and assesses the critical responses to a wide range of contemporary Scottish fiction, poetry and drama. The guide is structured thematically with each chapter addressing a specific area of debate within the field of contemporary Scottish Studies.

About the Author

MATT McGUIRE is currently completing a PhD in contemporary Irish and Scottish Literature (to finish June 2006). He received an MSc in 2004 from the University of Edinburgh having written a thesis on the language of contemporary Scottish fiction and is also presently teaching Scottish Literature at the University of Edinburgh.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Nation and Nationalism

Postcolonialism

Language

Gender

Class

Postmodernism

Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230506701
Author:
Mcguire, Matt
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Editor:
Tredell, Nicolas
Author:
McGuire, Matt
Author:
McGuire, Matthew
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Regional, Ethnic, Genre, Specific Subject
Subject:
English literature
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
Scotland In literature.
Subject:
English literature -- Scottish authors.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.53 x 5.59 x 0.485 in

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