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George Mackay Brown and the Scottish Catholic Imagination

Linden Bicket


For Scottish Catholic writers of the twentieth century, faith was the key influence on both their artistic process and creative vision. Many of these writers trod in the footsteps of Graham Green, Evelyn Waugh and J. R R. Tolkien by converting to Catholicism. This book offers an absorbing history of the uncharted territory that is Scottish Catholic fiction. By focussing on one of the best-known of Scotland’s literary converts, George Mackay Brown, this book explores both the uniquely Scottish Catholic modernist movement of the twentieth century and the particularities of Brown’s writing which ... More

Keywords: Catholic, Scottish, Literature, Poetry, Religion, George Mackay Brown, Modernism, Fiction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781474411653
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411653.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Linden Bicket, author
University of Edinburgh