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Was there a Scottish War Literature? Scotland, Poetry, and the First World War

David Goldie

in The Oxford Handbook of British and Irish War Poetry

Published in print February 2009 | ISBN: 9780199559602
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199559602.013.0009

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

 Was there a Scottish War Literature? Scotland, Poetry, and the First World War

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This chapter tries to prove T.S. Eliot's argument that Scottish literature had changed drastically, emphasizing the extent to which Scottish poetry was included in a generic British response to the war. It also takes a look at the state of affairs that a strong and self-conscious literary revival sought to address following the war. The chapter covers the poetry of Anglo-Scotland, the popular poetry that was published in various Scottish newspapers, and the revival of Scottish dialect poetry during the war.

Keywords: T.S. Eliot; Scottish literature; Scottish poetry; British response; literary revival; Anglo-Scotland poetry; popular poetry; dialect poetry

Article.  9266 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets) ; Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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