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Retrieving and Renewing:
a poem for ASLS by Edwin Morgan.

 


 

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THE BOTTLE IMP

That Promethian Spark

Number 22 | Special Muriel Spark issue
A brand-new look for The Bottle Imp, our free online magazine of Scottish literature. Number 22 is dedicated to the work of Muriel Spark.

 

 

Call for Papers:
CREATIVE ARCHIPELAGOS

Explorations of Islands in Scottish Literature and Culture

ASLS Annual Conference 2018:
29 June–1 July, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig,
Isle of Skye

Abstracts are invited for papers concerning works from all periods which explore any aspect of island experience. Deadline for submission: 1 December 2017.

 

 

EMPIRES AND REVOLUTIONS

Cunninghame Graham and
His Contemporaries

Edited by Carla Sassi and Silke Stroh
Eleven essays exploring the ideas of emancipation, political independence, and economic equality in the works of R. B. Cunninghame Graham (1852–1936) and other Scottish writers of the period.

 

 

THE DEVIL I AM SURE

Three Short Stories
by James Hogg

Introduction by David Robb
In the three supernatural stories in this volume – “Mary Burnet”, “The Brownie of the Black Haggs”, and “Strange Letter of a Lunatic” – James Hogg demonstrates his mastery of the craft of storytelling, and his understanding of the quirks, possibilities, and dark undercurrents of human psychology.

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SHE SAID HE SAID I SAID

New Writing Scotland 35


She Said He Said I Said: New Writing Scotland 35 is the latest collection of excellent contemporary Scottish literature. It includes new work from forty-eight writers – some award-winning and internationally renowned, and some just beginning their careers.

 

 

THE BOTTLE IMP

Issue 21, July 2017

The Tangle o the Isles – Scottish Island Writing, part 1: The Hebrides

“Mainlanders everywhere think of islands, and islanders, as separated by the sea: in reality, the sea connects them”: the latest issue of The Bottle Imp is now online.

 

 

A KIST O
SKINKLAN THINGS

An anthology of Scots poetry from the first and second waves of the Scottish Renaissance

Compiled and annotated by
J. Derrick McClure

A key feature of the twentieth-century Scottish Renaissance was a radically new literary status for the Scots language. A Kist o Skinklan Things contains some of the best Scots-language poetry from this great period.

 

 

THE INTERNATIONAL COMPANION TO
JOHN GALT

edited by Gerard Carruthers
and Colin Kidd

The latest title in the new International Companions to Scottish Literature series, this volume builds on a steady stream of recent scholarship, and examines John Galt’s writings in the social, economic, and religious contexts of their time.

 

 

THE INTERNATIONAL COMPANION TO JAMES MACPHERSON AND THE POEMS OF OSSIAN

edited by Dafydd Moore
The fourth title in the new International Companions to Scottish Literature series, this volume examines the social, political and philosophical context of Macpherson’s “Ossian” poems, their disputed origins, their impact on world literature, and their critical afterlives.

 

 

TAKING LIBERTIES

Scottish Literature and Expressions of Freedom

Edited by Ian Brown, David Clark
& Rubén Jarazo-Álvarez

Key Scottish texts have the concept of liberty at their core, and Scottish thinkers have written extensively on the philosophies of freedom. These essays examine the question of “freedom”, its representations and its interpretations within the literatures of Scotland.

 

 

POETS OF THE
PEOPLE’S JOURNAL

Newspaper Poetry in
Victorian Scotland

Edited by Kirstie Blair
Written by tradesmen and women, factory workers, servants, and others, these fascinating and often highly entertaining poems are part of a literary heritage that deserves rediscovery.

 

 

SINS AND FOLLIES

Three Short Stories by
Robert Louis Stevenson

Three tales of dastardly deeds by Robert Louis Stevenson: “A Lodging for the Night”; “Markheim”; and “The Body-Snatcher”.

“In crime, as in all life, nothing is fixed or certain. Put another way, it is part of the mystery of being, which has its origin in religious faith, and Stevenson’s stories abound in mysteries.”—Barry Menikoff

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THE INTERNATIONAL COMPANION TO
SCOTTISH POETRY

edited by Carla Sassi
The third title in the new International Companions to Scottish Literature series, this volume covers all of Scottish poetry from the early Middle Ages to the modern day, and explores the connections, influences and interrelations between English, Gaelic, Latin, Old Norse and Scots verse.

 

 

THE INTERNATIONAL COMPANION TO
EDWIN MORGAN

edited by Alan Riach
The second title in the new International Companions to Scottish Literature series, this volume follows Morgan’s astonishing, multi-faceted trajectory through space and time, and offers students an essential and accessible general introduction to his life and work.

 

 

THE INTERNATIONAL COMPANION TO
LEWIS GRASSIC GIBBON

edited by Scott Lyall
The first title in the new International Companions to Scottish Literature series, this volume examines Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s works within the framework of the social, political, and literary developments of his time.

 

 

 

 

Last updated 10 October 2017