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George Mackay Brown and the Philosophy of Community
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George Mackay Brown and the Philosophy of Community

Timothy C Baker

Abstract

George Mackay Brown has long been recognised as one of the most original and important Scottish writers of the twentieth century. This book offers a comprehensive account of Brown's work from a philosophical perspective and offers a radical new approach to the study of Scottish literature. The importance of local community in the work of Scottish novelists ranging from Walter Scott to Neil M. Gunn has often been noted, but few critics have addressed the relation of this concept to current philosophical and sociological models of community. The book uses Brown's work as a primary case study to ... More

Keywords: George Mackay Brown, Scottish literature, individual, community, Scottish fiction, modern literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748638123
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638123.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy C Baker, author