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edited by scott lyall LEWIS GRASSIC GIBBON the international companion to international c ompanion to lewis grassic gibb on edited by sc ot t lyall S L I international companions to scottish literature series editors: ian brown & thomas owen clancy INTERNATIONAL COMPANIONS offer essential insights into Scottish literary studies, covering key authors, periods and topics from the medieval to the contemporary. Written and edited by leading scholars, the INTERNATIONAL COMPANIONS series provides comprehensive, authoritative and accessible guides to all aspects of Scotland’s literature, past and present. Scottish Literature International Scottish Literature International is an imprint of the Association for Scottish Literary Studies www.asls.org.uk international companion to lewis grassic gibbon edited by scott lyall Lewis Grassic Gibbon (James Leslie Mitchell), the author of the acclaimed trilogy A Scots Quair – Sunset Song, Cloud Howe and Grey Granite – is one of the most important Scottish writers of the early twentieth century. This INTERNATIONAL COMPANION provides a thorough overview of Gibbon’s writing. Examining his works within the social, political, and literary developments of his time, this volume demonstrates Gibbon’s continuing relevance both in Scotland and internationally. Cover: woodcut images by Simon Redington, originally created for TAG Theatre Company’s production of the Scots Quair trilogy, performed at the Assembly Hall, Edinburgh International Festival, 1993. Photograph courtesy of the University of Stirling Art Collection. ...