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Pagan Modernism: First World War and Spiritual Revival in Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s Sunset Song and Neil M. Gunn’s Highland River

Scott Lyall

in Scottish Literature and World War I

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474454599
eISBN:
9781474495943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454599.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Looking at numinous relationships with Scottish landscape in Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s Sunset Song (1932) and Neil M. Gunn’s Highland River (1937), Scott Lyall addresses literary engagement with ... More


‘But Change, Nothing Abides’: Sunset Song and the Nature of Change

John Lucas

in Scottish Literature and World War I

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474454599
eISBN:
9781474495943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454599.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

John Lucas discuses Sunset Song and the novel’s engagement with temporality and change. Gibbon’s novel seems unable to resolve the tension between regret for a lost way of life and forward-looking ... More


Lewis Grassic Gibbon

William K. Malcolm

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789620627
eISBN:
9781789629859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620627.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Lewis Grassic Gibbon galvanized the Scottish literary scene in 1932 with Sunset Song, the first novel of the epic trilogy A Scots Quair, that drew vividly upon his deprived upbringing on a small ... More


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