Scotland's Books: The Penguin History of Scottish Literature by Robert Crawford

By Robert Crawford

From Treasure Island to Trainspotting, Scotland's wealthy literary culture has stimulated writing throughout centuries and cultures some distance past its borders. the following, for the 1st time, is a unmarried quantity proposing the glories of fifteen centuries of Scottish literature.

In Scotland's Books poet Robert Crawford tells the tale of Scottish writing and its dating to the country's background. Stretching from the medieval masterpiece of St Columba's Iona - the earliest surviving Scottish paintings - to the creative, thriving international of twenty-first-century writing with authors comparable to Ali Smith and James Kelman, this amazing assortment lines the advance of literature in Scotland and explores the cultural, linguistic and literary background of the country. It comprises extracts from the writing mentioned to provide a flavour of the unique paintings, complete quotations of their personal language, formerly unpublished works through authors and many new study. Informative and readable, this is often the definitive advisor to the marvellous legacy of Scottish literature.

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