Modernism and <i>Littérature Engagée: A Scots Quair</i> and City Fiction

Margery Palmer McCulloch

in Scottish Modernism and its Contexts 1918-1959

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780748634743
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651900 | DOI:
Modernism and Littérature Engagée: A Scots Quair and City Fiction

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This chapter studies Lewis Grassic Gibbon and his famous trilogy, A Scots Quair, which is considered as ‘proletarian’. The first novel in the trilogy has become a cult book in the Scottish literary context. The discussion also looks at Gibbon's commitment to revolutionary socialism and his contribution to the national dimension of the interwar revival.

Keywords: Lewis Grassic Gibbon; Scots Quair; proletarian; cult book; Scottish literary context; revolutionary socialism; national dimension; interwar revival

Chapter.  12252 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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