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Dear Green Places

Louisa Gairn

in Ecology and Modern Scottish Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633111
eISBN:
9780748653447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633111.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter considers the questions of the local and global that had become more significant in the post-war period, contending that post-war ‘rural’ writers including Nan Shepherd, Neil Gunn, Edwin ... More


Visionaries and Revisionaries: Late Muir and MacDiarmid

Margery Palmer McCulloch

in Scottish Modernism and its Contexts 1918-1959: Literature, National Identity and Cultural Exchange

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634743
eISBN:
9780748651900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634743.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses Edwin Muir and Hugh MacDiarmid, and observes the contrasting way they each dealt with the changing modern world. It first focuses on Muir, and discusses the importance of ... More


Criticism and New Writing in English

Margery Palmer McCulloch

in Scottish Modernism and its Contexts 1918-1959: Literature, National Identity and Cultural Exchange

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634743
eISBN:
9780748651900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634743.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the early poetry and criticism of Edwin Muir, which is characterised by a particular time theme that is an artistic trope and a daily preoccupation of the early twentieth ... More


Searching

Lynne Pearce

in Drivetime: Literary Excursions in Automotive Consciousness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748690848
eISBN:
9781474426817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690848.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter conceptualises a mode of driving – and a type of driver-consciousness characterised as ‘searching’. It focuses on the way in which the car may be used to explore and ‘probe’ the ... More


A Biography of Faith

Linden Bicket

in George Mackay Brown and the Scottish Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474411653
eISBN:
9781474435147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411653.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter concentrates on three major biographical strands in order to obtain a clear idea of Brown’s literary Catholicism. It explores the trajectory of Brown’s religious life through his ... More


Contemporary Dreaming: Secular Spirituality and Revelatory Truth

Gananath Obeyesekere

in The Awakened Ones: Phenomenology of Visionary Experience

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153621
eISBN:
9780231527309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153621.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines lucid dreaming, the most interesting of the contemporary Euro-American obsessions with dreams. Lucid dreaming provides a kind of escape from the world of everyday reality into ... More


Introduction: Modernism and Scottish Modernism

Margery Palmer McCulloch

in Scottish Modernism and its Contexts 1918-1959: Literature, National Identity and Cultural Exchange

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634743
eISBN:
9780748651900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634743.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This introductory chapter considers the possibility of the existence of a varied and distinctive Scottish literature that interacts with both traditional and international influences. It looks at an ... More


Love and Time

George Pattison

in A Metaphysics of Love: A Philosophy of Christian Life Part III

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780198813521
eISBN:
9780191851384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813521.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Although both philosophical and theological traditions have taken a negative view of time, time is understood here as a condition of love that is able to endure. This is again especially clear in ... More


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