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Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. i-ii

Contents

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pp. iii-iv

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Acknowledgements

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pp. v-vi

...Acknowledgement is also made to the Trustees of the National Library of Scotland for permission to use extracts from the Sorley MacLean–Douglas Young correspondence held by the library. The editors would especially like to thank Duncan Jones of the Association for Scottish Literary Studies for...

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Introduction

EMMA DYMOCK AND MARGERY PALMER McCULLOCH

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pp. 1-7

...Periods of significant literary achievement in Scotland have most often been related to an increased sense of nationhood in the country. In the late medieval period of Henryson, Dunbar and Gavin Douglas, for example, the literary flowering which took place...

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1. Scotland and Modernisms

RODERICK WATSON

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pp. 8-19

...Duncan died scarcely a year after these lines were published, having revolutionised modern dance with her free style just as she scandalised polite society, inspiring painters, sculptors and the builders of the Théatre des Champs Élysées, where her image featured in stone over the entrance and on the walls of the auditorium within. Aberdeen...

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2. Edwin Muir, Kafka, and German Modernism

RITCHIE ROBERTSON

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pp. 20-33

...across the arts, from poetry to furniture design. It was part of an adjustment of Western consciousness to the new conditions of life when most educated people lived in cities, took advantage of new machinery, including increasingly rapid modes of transport, and attended to new media, including mass-circulation newspapers and the early cinema...

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3. Modernity and Nationhood: 'Little Magazines' in Scotland

ALISTAIR McCLEERY

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pp. 34-46

...that year the Scottish Education Department had acceded to lobbying from Home Rule groups and instituted the teaching of Scottish history in Scottish schools, a move much deplored by the Socialist Labour Party as a bourgeois distraction from the wider...

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4. Modernism, Magazines, and the Creation of an American Literature

MARK GAIPA

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pp. 47-62

...and abroad, were key to promoting modernism – that great outpouring of avant-garde experimentation, from about 1890 to 1940, when all the arts went haywire. Since about mid-century, modernist literature has been regarded as part of mainstream culture; but...

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5. Edwin Muir and The New Age

ALEXANDER J. CUTHBERT

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pp. 63-74

...Orage between 1913 and 1924, Muir played an important role in helping to define what it was to be modern for a generation of readers. In addition, the early articles and poems he published in the magazine not only offer early glimpses of the later preoccupations...

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6. Primitivism in the Writing of D. H. Lawrence and Neil M. Gunn

ANDREW J. SNEDDON

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pp. 75-86

...idea that Neil M. Gunn’s aesthetic is in some way indebted to that of D. H. Lawrence, or that his writing can stand fruitful comparison with Lawrence’s, has been a recurring feature in Gunn scholarship for almost forty years. However, despite this, no critic has engaged...

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7. W. B. Yeats and Hugh MacDiarmid: Kingly Cousins

ALAN RIACH

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pp. 87-100

...old for the young novelist to teach him anything is inappropriate here.1 MacDiarmid held Yeats in high regard and treasured the opportunity to meet him. How did they come to be together? MacDiarmid had been invited to Ireland to attend the...

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8. On Cosmopolitanism and Late Style: Lewis Grassic Gibbon and James Joyce

SCOTT LYALL

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pp. 101-115

...Comparison of the work of Lewis Grassic Gibbon with that of James Joyce certainly requires us to bear Longley’s counsel in mind. Gibbon and Joyce both occupy ostensibly anti-nationalist political positions. Yet each writer reveals stereotypical national (or perhaps, more accurately, denominational) prejudices when looking in...

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9. 'That cry alone will last': Scottish and European Perspectives in Sorley MacLean's An Cuilithionn / The Cuillin

EMMA DYMOCK

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pp. 116-131

...Crosbie to accompany its first publication, but An Cuilithionn nevertheless deserves to be placed alongside it as the epic poem in contrast to MacLean’s shorter lyrics. This essay will take two approaches in order to provide different perspectives of the place of MacLean’s poem within a modernist context. Its ‘public’ reception among...

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10. Willa Muir, Modernism and Gender

AILEEN CHRISTIANSON

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pp. 132-147

...of Edwin Muir, she comments that ‘I had been too often roused to resentment in my youth by the bland assumption around me that men were superior to women in all ways, especially where intelligence was needed’, and that she had felt surrounded by a ‘fog of...

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11. Testing the Boundaries in Life and Literature: Catherine Carswell and Rebecca West

MARGERY PALMER McCULLOCH

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pp. 148-160

...collection, point to variations in modernist concerns and expressive practices within different national cultures and between writers even from the same cultural context. One notable variation relates to the lives...

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12. From Portrait of a Young Scotsman to the Birth of Venus: Edward Baird in 1930s Montrose

JONATHAN BLACKWOOD

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pp. 161-170

...particularly French modernism – in Scotland, from the late 1870s onward. Alexander Reid, the Glasgow art dealer, had branches of his operation in London and in Glasgow, and was important in stimulating an interest in Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism, amongst consumers...

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13. Modernism and Music in Scotland between the Wars

JOHN PURSER

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pp. 171-183

...What we find in the music is the attempt to hear as well as see what lay and still lies beyond the window. Musically speaking, the window was opened for non-Gaels by the work of many collectors and researchers. In particular, Joseph and Patrick MacDonald, Daniel Dow, Simon...

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14. Prismatic Modernities: Towards a Recontextualisation of Scottish Modernism

CARLA SASSI

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pp. 184-197

...It is appropriate to open the present discussion with a terminological remark of no small consequence: the notion of a Scottish modernism (privileged in the present essay), by now fully established among critics,1 is in fact a relatively recent one. Its first (tentative) usage possibly...

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Contributors

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pp. 198-200

...Art, University of London. He is a freelance art historian and an honorary research associate of the University of Dundee. As well as research interests in modern and contemporary Scottish art, he has recently been working on the art history of the former Yugoslavia...

Index

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pp. 201-206

Back Cover

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