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Scottish Modernism and its Contexts 1918-1959
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Scottish Modernism and its Contexts 1918-1959: Literature, National Identity and Cultural Exchange

Margery Palmer McCulloch

Abstract

This book proposes the expansion of the existing idea of an interwar Scottish Renaissance movement to include its international significance as a Scottish literary modernism interacting with the intellectual and artistic ideas of European modernism as well as responding to the challenges of the Scottish cultural and political context. Topics range from the revitalisation of the Scots vernacular as an avant-garde literary language in the 1920s and the interaction of literature and politics in the 1930s to the fictional re-imagining of the Highlands, the response of women writers to a changing m ... More

Keywords: interwar Scottish Renaissance, Scottish literary modernism, European modernism, Scots vernacular, Highlands, women writers, late modernism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748634743
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634743.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Margery Palmer McCulloch, author