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International Companions to Scottish Literature

The International Companion to

Edited by Scott Lyall

Published in: Paperback, 192 pages.
By: Scottish Literature International,
September 2015
Price: £19.95 | €22.95 | USA $24.95
ISBN 9781908980137

Lewis Grassic Gibbon (James Leslie Mitchell), the author of the acclaimed trilogy A Scots QuairSunset 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
  • Acknowledgements
  • 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)
  • Endnotes
  • Further Reading
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Index


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.