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The Scottish tradition in literature.

Kurt Wittig

The Scottish tradition in literature.

by Kurt Wittig

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Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Scotland
    • Subjects:
    • Scottish literature -- History and criticism,
    • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.),
    • Scotland -- Intellectual life,
    • Scotland -- In literature

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 341-342.

      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR8511 .W5 1972
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 352 p.
      Number of Pages352
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5287645M
      ISBN 100837165040
      LC Control Number72006926

      In November , Helen McClory won the Scottish First Book of the Year Award – an annual honour given by the Saltire Society for promising debut authors. Helen’s flash fiction collection, On the Edges of Vision, in her words, “explores the idea of the monstrous and the human – what makes a monster, how monsters have been constructed. Celtic literature - Celtic literature - Scottish Gaelic: The earliest extant Scottish Gaelic writing consists of marginalia added in the 12th century to the Latin Gospels contained in the 9th-century Book of Deer. The most important early Gaelic literary manuscript is The Book of the Dean of Lismore, an anthology of verse compiled between and by Sir James MacGregor, dean of Lismore.

        Empire Antarctica named Scottish Book of the Year. "Scotland has a tradition of looking out beyond its borders, even as far as Antarctica, and Scottish literature has always punched above its. If a book is called The Scottish Tradition in Literature it should not appear to make light of some of the finest work produced in Scottish environments. And if Dr. Wittig was entirely concerned with a special emphasis within the tradition, he should have kept this consistently clear. He should have shown that he knew what was being displaced.

      The tradition of the Scottish Book continues. Since , new problems have been formulated and inscribed and a new volume is in progress.) A general word of explanation may be here in order: I left Poland late in but, before the war, visited Lwow every summer in , '37, '38, and ' TRACS (Traditional Arts & Culture Scotland, SC) brings together the Traditional Music Forum (SC), the Scottish Storytelling Forum (SC) and the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland (SC) to provide a common platform and collective voice for Scotland’s rich cultural heritage, and to improve the knowledge, practice, development and advocacy of traditional arts in a.


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Scottish literature is part of our European heritage; and though the perspective in which I am going to expound some of its inherent moral and aesthetic values is perhaps an unfamiliar one, I am not surreptitiously attempting to separate things that are better joined, or to erect an invisible barrier that would isolate Scottish literature.

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