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THE SPACE OF FICTION VOICES FROM SCOTLAND IN A POST-DEVOLUTION AGE MARIE-ODILE PITTIN-HEDON The Space of Fiction: Voices From Scotland in a Post-Devolution Age| Marie-Odile Pittin-Hedon S L I Scottish Literature International Scottish Literature International is an imprint of the Association for Scottish Literary Studies www.asls.org.uk Cover image: “Floating Heads”, by Sophy Cave. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow.© CSG CIC Glasgow Museums and Libraries Collections. Contemporary Scottish fiction is vigorous, vivid and diverse, eschewing the straitjackets of genre and resisting categorisation as either‘mainstream’or‘literary’. Meanwhile, Scotland itself refuses to conform to external notions of what it is, and what it can become. The literature of this post-devolution nation comes in a multitude of voices. The Space of Fiction investigates how Scottish writers have responded to, and been affected by, the nation’s ongoing political discourse. Examining in detail the works of Des Dillon, Anne Donovan, Michel Faber, Laura Hird, Alison Miller, Ewan Morrison, James Robertson, Suhayl Saadi, Zoë Strachan and their contemporaries, The Space of Fiction traces their multifarious approaches to a post-national, cosmopolitan, multicultural and even globalised Scotland, and explores their notions of space, of place, and of the impact of fiction on the nature of identity. Marie-Odile Pittin-Hedon is a professor of contemporary British literature at Aix-Marseille University, France, and specialises in Scottish literature. She has published Alasdair Gray: Marges et effets des miroirs, along with several articles and book chapters on Scottish literature from the 1980s to the present. ...

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ISBN
9781908980120
Related ISBN
9781908980090
MARC Record
OCLC
909456906
Pages
232
Launched on MUSE
2015-05-19
Language
English
Open Access
No
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