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Prizing Scottish Literature

Publisher : Anthem Press
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ISBN 13: 178527483X
Page : 250 pages
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Download PDF or read online Prizing Scottish Literature Book by Stevie Marsden and published by Anthem Press. This book was released on 2021-02-15 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This cultural history of the Saltire Society Literary Awards demonstrates the significance the awards have had within Scottish literary and cultural life. It is one piece of the wider cultural award puzzle and illustrates how, far from being parochial or niche, lesser-known awards, whose histories may be yet untold, play their own role in the circulation of cultural value through the consecration of literary value. The study of the Society’s Book of the Year and First Book of the Year Awards not only highlights how important connections between literary awards and national culture and identity are within prize culture and how literary awards, and their founding institutions, can be products of the socio-political and cultural milieu in which they form, but this study also illustrates how existing literary award scholarship has only begun to scratch the surface of the complexities of the phenomenon. This book promotes a new approach to considering literary prizes, proposing that the concept of the literary awards hierarchy can contribute to emerging and developing discourses pertaining to literary, and indeed cultural, prizes more broadly.

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The Age of Liberation

Publisher : The Saltire Society
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ISBN 13: 9780854111015
Page : 212 pages
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Download PDF or read online The Age of Liberation Book by Paul Henderson Scott and published by The Saltire Society. This book was released on 2008 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis :

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The Union of 1707

Publisher : The Saltire Society
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ISBN 13: 9780854110971
Page : 85 pages
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Download PDF or read online The Union of 1707 Book by Paul Henderson Scott and published by The Saltire Society. This book was released on 2006 with total page 85 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Although the Treaty of Union came into force on 1st May 1707, most of the measures leading to it were carried through in 1706. Paul Henderson Scott, who has studied the event for many years, tells the astonishing story, largely in the words of the people involved at the time.

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Walter Scott and Scotland

Publisher : Birlinn
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ISBN 13: 0857906313
Page : 99 pages
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Download PDF or read online Walter Scott and Scotland Book by Paul Henderson Scott and published by Birlinn. This book was released on 2013-04-04 with total page 99 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This is a stimulating introduction to Sir Walter Scott. It is a succinct and penetrating study of the influences on him of both classical and enlightened Edinburgh and of Border and Jacobite tradition. In his famous book in 1936 Edwin Muir raised, but did not satisfactorily answer, the questions of what Scotland had done for Scott and what he had done for Scotland. This book offers new and more deeply considered answers. It throws light both on Sir Walter Scott and on the dilemma which faced Scotland then and which faces it still.

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The Saltoun Papers

Publisher : The Saltire Society
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ISBN 13: 9780854110810
Page : 191 pages
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Download PDF or read online The Saltoun Papers Book by Paul Henderson Scott and published by The Saltire Society. This book was released on 2003 with total page 191 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : A wide range of topics is covered: identity, nationalism, language, patriotism, the Union of 1707, in all its manifestations, and relations with Europe and the world, and controversial and often opposing views are argued with passion and authority.

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Still in Bed with an Elephant

Publisher : The Saltire Society
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ISBN 13: 9780854110735
Page : 116 pages
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Download PDF or read online Still in Bed with an Elephant Book by Paul Henderson Scott and published by The Saltire Society. This book was released on 1998 with total page 116 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis :

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Scotland

Publisher : Luath Press Ltd
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ISBN 13: 1909912689
Page : 192 pages
Rating : 4.9/5 (126 users)

Download PDF or read online Scotland Book by Paul Henderson Scott and published by Luath Press Ltd. This book was released on 2013-12-16 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : After more than 300 years of union with its larger and wealthier neighbour, Scotland has the opportunity to be independent. It is a chance that well-known Scottish cultural and political commentator Paul Henderson Scott firmly believes should be taken. In Scotland: A Creative Past, An Independent Future, he looks to Scotland's vibrant literary and cultural heritage to envisage an independent nation. Revisiting aspects of Scotland's political and cultural past, from the Union of 1707 to literary figures including Robert Louis Stevenson and Alasdair Gray, this is a passionate and eloquent exploration of Scotland's past, and its potential future - a future where national confidence, culture and identity can flourish. Scott's provocative book persuasively argues the case for Independence, considering a variety of topics, both historic and current, cultural and political. But in every case, the benefits of Independence are clear. Scotland has the opportunity to become more confident, prosperous and contented - an opportunity that even the most sceptical reader will be persuaded that they should take.

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The Union of 1707

Publisher : Birlinn
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ISBN 13: 0857906321
Page : 200 pages
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Download PDF or read online The Union of 1707 Book by P.H. Scott and published by Birlinn. This book was released on 2013-04-04 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Few events in our history have had such lasting consequences as the Union of 1707, but it is usually misrepresented and misunderstood. There is no good reason for this because the facts are clear from the vivid and intelligent accounts of many of those involved. It is a fascinating and astonishing story. Paul Scott, who has researched these contemporary accounts for many years, explains how the Union came about, largely in the words of major participants who either made the Union or resisted it.

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Scotland Resurgent

Publisher : The Saltire Society
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ISBN 13: 9780854110834
Page : 351 pages
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Download PDF or read online Scotland Resurgent Book by Paul Henderson Scott and published by The Saltire Society. This book was released on 2003 with total page 351 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis :

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The Case for Scottish Independence

Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13: 110883535X
Page : 234 pages
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Download PDF or read online The Case for Scottish Independence Book by Ben Jackson and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2020-07-31 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Traces the development of the ideology of modern Scottish nationalism from the 1960s to the independence referendum in 2014.

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A Nation Again

Publisher : Luath Press Ltd
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ISBN 13: 190991262X
Page : 128 pages
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Download PDF or read online A Nation Again Book by Paul Henderson Scott and published by Luath Press Ltd. This book was released on 2013-10-31 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : As the Scottish people prepare for their biggest ever collective decision with a proposed referendum near at hand, The Independence Book forcefully sets out the Case for Independence. The Imperative of Independence is demonstrated by varied distinguished authors, including contributions from Neil Kay, Tom Nairn and Betty Davies. Each author tackles the subject in a different way - personal, political, historical or academic - but the key denominator is clear: Independence Must Come. BACK COVER: If you believe in the Case for Independence, this book will provide you with a stirring endorsement of your view. If you are sceptical, it might well persuade you to convert to the cause. If you are downright hostile, this book could be dangeroud - it could prompt you to rethink. Suddenly Scottish Independence is within grasp. Is this a frivolous pipedream, a romantic illusion? Or is it, as the writers of this dynamic and positive collection of essays insist, an authentic political option, feasible and beneficial? As the Scottish people prepare for their biggest ever collective decision, this book forcefully sets out the Case for Independence. The distinguished authors, from a variety of different perspectives, argue the acase for the Imperative of Independence. The case is made in various styles - personal, political, academic, historical, philosophical. But the key denominator is clear - Independence Must Come: it will be good for Scotland (and England too).REVIEWS: If anyone were to ask me if there's a handy wee book which effectively argues the case for Scottish independence and, just as importantly, counters the main Unionist objections, then this is the book I'd recommend. It does what it says on the tin.

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The Two Unions

Publisher : OUP Oxford
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ISBN 13: 0191620505
Page : 486 pages
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Download PDF or read online The Two Unions Book by Alvin Jackson and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2011-12-01 with total page 486 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Much has been written about the decline of the United Kingdom. The Two Unions looks instead at the lengthy survival of the Union, examining the institutions, structures, and individuals that have contributed to its longevity. In order to understand its survival, the author, one of the foremost historians of modern Ireland and of the British-Irish relationship, sustains a comparison between the Irish and Scots Unions, their respective origins and subsequent development. He provides a detailed examination of the two interlinked Unionist movements in Scotland and Ireland. Alvin Jackson illuminates not only the history and varied health of the United Kingdom over the past 300 years, but also its present condition and prospects.

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Collaborations with the Past

Publisher : Cornell University Press
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ISBN 13: 1501727281
Page : 304 pages
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Download PDF or read online Collaborations with the Past Book by Diana E. Henderson and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2018-09-05 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : "Like the artists studied here, we pick and choose our Shakespeares, and through that labor another story emerges. Frozen in time on the page or screen, some of those collaborations continue to speak, but denuded of their immediate moment and surroundings; we are left to supplement the traces. In recovering that past, the present takes on greater clarity and contrast. But the proof must be in the telling. A writer lifts a pen. Enter the multiple forces—political and economic, psychological, formal, and technical—that serendipitously transform imagination into memory. Let the collaborative play begin."—from the Introduction Focusing on key writers, actors, theater directors, and filmmakers who have kept Shakespeare at the center of their endeavors over the past two hundred years, Collaborations with the Past illuminates not only the playwright's work but also the choices and responsibilities involved in re-creating culture, and the ingenuity and peril of the artistic process. By concentrating on rich yet problematic instances of Shakespeare's reanimation in such quintessentially modern forms as the novel and film, from Sir Walter Scott's Kenilworth to Kenneth Branagh's Henry V, Diana E. Henderson sketches a complex history of the pleasures and difficulties that ensue when Shakespeare and modern artists collaborate. Working with texts across the entire range of Shakespeare's career, Henderson demonstrates—through detailed analyses of novels including Jane Eyre and Mrs. Dalloway as well as filmed, televised, and staged performances—that art (even in the newest media) cannot avoid collaborating with the past. Only by studying that collaborative process can we comprehend Shakespeare and Anglo-American culture.

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The Boasted Advantages

Publisher : The Saltire Society
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ISBN 13: 9780854110728
Page : 88 pages
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Download PDF or read online The Boasted Advantages Book by Paul Henderson Scott and published by The Saltire Society. This book was released on 1999 with total page 88 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis :

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Victorian Shakespeare

Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13: 0230504140
Page : 228 pages
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Download PDF or read online Victorian Shakespeare Book by Gail Marshall and published by Springer. This book was released on 2003-10-09 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : What did the Victorians think of Shakespeare? The twelve essays gathered here offer some answers, through close examination of works by leading nineteenth-century novelists, poets and critics including Dickens, Trollope, Eliot, Tennyson, Browning and Ruskin. Shakespeare provided the Victorians with ways of thinking about the authority of the past, about the emergence of a new mass culture, about the relations between artistic and industrial production, about the nature of creativity, about racial and sexual difference, and about individual and national identity.

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The Poetics of National and Racial Identity in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13: 1139440985
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Download PDF or read online The Poetics of National and Racial Identity in Nineteenth-Century American Literature Book by John D. Kerkering and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2003-12-11 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : John D. Kerkering's study examines the literary history of racial and national identity in nineteenth-century America. Kerkering argues that writers such as DuBois, Lanier, Simms, and Scott used poetic effects to assert the distinctiveness of certain groups in a diffuse social landscape. Kerkering explores poetry's formal properties, its sound effects, as they intersect with the issues of race and nation. He shows how formal effects, ranging from meter and rhythm to alliteration and melody, provide these writers with evidence of a collective identity, whether national or racial. Through this shared reliance on formal literary effects, national and racial identities, Kerkering shows, are related elements of a single literary history. This is the story of how poetic effects helped to define national identities in Anglo-America as a step toward helping to define racial identities within the United States. This highly original study will command a wide audience of Americanists.

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John Galt

Publisher : Birlinn
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ISBN 13: 0857906283
Page : 136 pages
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Download PDF or read online John Galt Book by P.H. Scott and published by Birlinn. This book was released on 2013-04-04 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : John Galt was born in 1779 and, like his contemporary Walter Scott, was heavily influenced by the ideals and aspirations of the Scottish Enlightenment. His contributions to literature range from poetry and plays to travel books, biographies and journalism, but he is best known as a novelist - the creator of Ringan Gilhaize, The Provost, and The Entail. In his descriptions of everyday domestic life, shrewd observations of character, pungent dialogue in Scots and ironic self-revelation, Galt was continuously entertaining and often comic, but he was not afraid of pathos. In this study P H Scott concentrates on his thirteen most famous novels for it is on these that Galt's claim to be regarded as an important writer must rest.