Lewis Grassic Gibbon (James Leslie Mitchell), the author of the acclaimed trilogy A Scots Quair – Sunset Song, Cloud Howe and Grey Granite – is one of the most important Scottish writers of the early twentieth century. This International Companion provides a thorough overview of Gibbon’s writing. Examining his works within the social, political, and literary developments of his time, this volume demonstrates Gibbon’s continuing relevance both in Scotland and internationally.
- Series Editors’ Preface
- A Brief Biography of Lewis Grassic Gibbon
- Introduction (Scott Lyall)
- Lewis Grassic Gibbon and Modernism (Morag Shiach)
- Language, Class and Social Power in A Scots Quair (Hanne Tange)
- The Shifting Identities of Mitchell and Gibbon (Carla Sassi)
- A Scots Quair and History (Timothy C. Baker)
- Gibbon’s Libertarian Fictional Politics (Uwe Zagratzki)
- Lewis Grassic Gibbon and Women (Glenda Norquay)
- Gibbon, Shelley and Romantic Revolutionary Renewal (Ryan D. Shirey)
- Lewis Grassic Gibbon and Scottish Nationalism (Christopher Silver)
- The Battle for Civilisation in Gibbon’s Science Fiction (Scott Lyall)
- Further Reading
- Notes on Contributors
Cover image: woodcut images © Simon Redington, originally created for TAG Theatre Company’s production of the Scots Quair trilogy, performed at the Assembly Hall, Edinburgh International Festival, 1993.
Last updated 27 October 2015.