Literary History & Criticism


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  • Cover scan of Research Methods For English Studies
    Research Methods For English Studies
    - Paperback - Edinburgh University Press
    This volume introduces final-year undergraduate and postgraduate students taking Masters degrees or PhDs to a range of research methods that are deployed in the study of English, particularly for the periods of the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Cover scan of The Triumph Of Human Empire
    The Triumph Of Human Empire: Verne, Morris, And Stevenson At The End Of The World
    Rosalind H. Williams - Hardback - The University of Chicago Press
  • Cover scan of The Truth About William Shakespeare
    The Truth About William Shakespeare: Fact, Fiction And Modern Biographies
    David Ellis - Paperback - Edinburgh University Press
    David Ellis looks at the methods that Shakespeare's biographers have used to hide their lack of knowledge. At the same time, by exploring efforts to write a life of Shakespeare along traditional lines, it asks what kind of animal 'biography' really is and how it should be written.
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    Great Scottish Speeches
    - Hardback - Luath Press
    'Great Scottish Speeches' is a collection of the most memorable speeches in Scottish history, either delivered by Scots or in Scotland by important figures. Each speech has an introduction outlining its historical importance, putting it firmly into context.
  • Cover scan of The Poetry Of Edwin Morgan
    The Poetry Of Edwin Morgan
    James McGonigal - Paperback - Association for Scottish Literary Studies
    The 'Scotnotes' series is a collection of study guides on major Scottish writers and literary texts. This volume looks at the poetry of Edwin Morgan.
  • Cover scan of Black Middens
    Black Middens
    - Paperback - ASLS
    'New Writing Scotland' is the principal forum for poetry and short fiction in Scotland today. Every year it publishes the very best from both emerging and estblished writers, and lists many of the leading literary lights of Scotland among its past and present contributors.
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    Irvine Welsh And The Trainspotting Phenomenon: Irvine Welsh And The Trainspotting Phenomenon
    John Neil Munro - Paperback - Polygon
    In the mid-1980s Irvine Welsh's life was going nowhere fast. His teenage dreams of being a footballer or a rock star were over, and he was stuck in a series of white-collar jobs which he loathed. With the last throw of the dice, he started to write. In 1993 his debut novel - which centred on the desperate day-to-day struggles of a group of Edinburgh schemies and junkies - was published. This title offers the inside story of the 'Trainspotting' phenomenon, with contributions from the key players and rare, unseen photographs.
  • Cover scan of Scottish Women's Gothic And Fantastic Writing
    Scottish Women's Gothic And Fantastic Writing: Fiction Since 1978
    Monica Germanà - Paperback - Edinburgh University Press
    This book provides a critical survey of the gothic texts of late twentieth-century and contemporary Scottish women writers including Kate Atkinson, Ellen Galford, A.L. Kennedy, Ali Smith and Emma Tennant focusing on four themes: quests and other worlds, witches, doubles and ghosts.
  • Cover scan of Maurice Lindsay's The Burns Encyclopaedia
    Maurice Lindsay's The Burns Encyclopaedia
    Maurice Lindsay - Hardback - Robert Hale
    This is a handbook and guide for readers of Burns' poetry and letters and a reference book to his life. It also provides a fascinating Scottish backcloth to the 18th century.
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    Shakespeare, The Director's Cut
    Michael Bogdanov - Paperback - Capercaillie
    The new edition of Michael's book of essays, 'Shakespeare, the Director's Cut' is a combination of Volumes 1 and 2 and four new essyas on 'Othello', 'Twelfth Night', 'Midsummer Night's Dream', and 'As You Like It.'

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