Memoirs of a Modern Scotland (Paperback)
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Memoirs of a Modern Scotland (Paperback)

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Paperback 210 Pages / Published: 21/08/2008
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These essays, as Karl Miller points out in his introduction, are 'largely about a time that is past, about the modern Scotland which began after the First World War and lasted out the second. The main tracks followed in the essays are the course of Modernism itself; what might be called the romantic survival; and the progress of Scottish Nationalism. One of their less predictable features is the prominence which it was thought necessary to give to the activities of poets - during a period when poetry has seemed to many in Britain to be of declining importance, the most doubtful of the arts.' Between them they provide a lively and coherent portrait of the age. They also provide a portrait of Edinburgh, and try to show what has become of the city since the great days of the early nineteenth century, described in Henry Cockburn's Memorials, the days when Edinburgh was Walter Scott's 'romantic town'. The contributors are Arthur Marwick, Tom Nairn, Hugh MacDiarmid, Louis Simpson, George Scott-Moncrieff, Robert Taubman, Sorley Maclean, George Mackay Brown, Muriel Spark, Alastair Reid, William McIlvanney, Charles McAra, Ronald Stevenson, Stuart Hood and Karl Miller himself, founder of the London Review of Books.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571244447
Number of pages: 210
Weight: 264 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 15 mm
Edition: Main

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