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SCOTNOTES Study Guides


David Goldie & Roderick Watson

Published in: Paperback.
By: Association for Scottish Literary Studies, 2017
Price: £5.95
ISBN 9781906841317

This SCOTNOTE Study Guide explores the responses of Scottish poets to the First and Second World Wars, from the sometimes jingoistic optimism of the early days of 1914, to the horrors of the trenches, to the massed and mechanised brutalities of total war – not forgetting, too, the experiences on the Home Front and the traumas of memory.


  • Introduction
  • The First World War: 1914–1918
    • The Pattern of Expectation
    • The Anticipation of War
    • Poetry Goes to War
    • The War with Form
    • Language
    • The Home Front
    • Memory
  • The Second World War: 1939–1945
    • ‘This war, like the next war …’
    • Total War
    • The Home Front
    • The Burning World
    • Remembering
  • Notes
  • Select Bibliography
  • Further Reading


Last updated 17 August 2017.