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Forget your literature?
Forget your soul ...

Retrieving and Renewing:
a poem for ASLS by Edwin Morgan.

 


 

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THE BOTTLE IMP

Issue 20, December 2016

Not of the Race of Adam – Scottish fairies, beasts, and elves

“Of browneis and of bogillis ful this buke”: the latest issue of The Bottle Imp is now online.

 

 

TAKING LIBERTIES

Scottish Literature and Expressions of Freedom

Edited by Ian Brown, David Clark
& Rubén Jarazo-Álvarez

Key Scottish texts have the concept of liberty at their core, and Scottish thinkers have written extensively on the philosophies of freedom. These essays examine the question of “freedom”, its representations and its interpretations within the literatures of Scotland.

 

 

POETS OF THE
PEOPLE’S JOURNAL

Newspaper Poetry in
Victorian Scotland

Edited by Kirstie Blair
Written by tradesmen and women, factory workers, servants, and others, these fascinating and often highly entertaining poems are part of a literary heritage that deserves rediscovery.

 

 

SINS AND FOLLIES

Three Short Stories by
Robert Louis Stevenson

Three tales of dastardly deeds by Robert Louis Stevenson: “A Lodging for the Night”; “Markheim”; and “The Body-Snatcher”.

“In crime, as in all life, nothing is fixed or certain. Put another way, it is part of the mystery of being, which has its origin in religious faith, and Stevenson’s stories abound in mysteries.”—Barry Menikoff

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“THEY PEER AT MY
DARK LAND”

Contemporary Scottish
women’s writing

Scottish Literature International lecture
Scottish Parliament, 22 November

Marie-Odile Pittin-Hedon shows how contemporary women writers are shaping our concepts of Scottish identity for the twenty-first century.

FREE EVENTbooking essential.

 

 

THE TRICK IS TO KEEP BREATHING

SCOTNOTES Study Guides: 36

Gillian Sargent
Gillian Sargent’s Scotnote unpicks the threads of this close-worked and intricately crafted novel, explaining issues of narrative style and outlining the novel’s themes and symbolisms in an accessible and comprehensible fashion.

 

 

TALKING ABOUT LOBSTERS

New Writing Scotland 34


Talking About Lobsters: New Writing Scotland 34 is the latest collection of excellent contemporary Scottish literature. It includes new work from more than fifty writers – some award-winning and internationally renowned, and some just beginning their careers.

 

 

THE INTERNATIONAL COMPANION TO
SCOTTISH POETRY

edited by Carla Sassi
The latest title in the new International Companions to Scottish Literature series, this volume covers all of Scottish poetry from the early Middle Ages to the modern day, and explores the connections, influences and interrelations between English, Gaelic, Latin, Old Norse and Scots verse.

 

 

THE INTERNATIONAL COMPANION TO
EDWIN MORGAN

edited by Alan Riach
The second title in the new International Companions to Scottish Literature series, this volume follows Morgan’s astonishing, multi-faceted trajectory through space and time, and offers students an essential and accessible general introduction to his life and work.

 

 

THE INTERNATIONAL COMPANION TO
LEWIS GRASSIC GIBBON

edited by Scott Lyall
The first title in the new International Companions to Scottish Literature series, this volume examines Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s works within the framework of the social, political, and literary developments of his time.

 

 

MEN SHOULD WEEP

SCOTNOTES Study Guides: 35

John Hodgart
John Hodgart’s Scotnote explores how Ena Lamont Stewart’s play deals with issues of poverty, sexual and social inequality, outlines the individual characters, and examines the major themes in an approachable and accessible way.

 

 

Last updated 7 December 2016