The Oxford Book of Scottish Short Stories

Paperback | September 10, 2008

EditorDouglas Dunn

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From tales of the supernatural to pungent social realism, and from the humorous to the disturbing, whether rural or urban, this anthology shows the vitality of the Scottish short story.Douglas Dunn's eclectic selection displays the marvellous range of Scottish story-telling, beginning with three early traditional tales, and including a wealth of writers from the last three centuries: amongst them Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, J. M. Barrie, Violet Jacob, Neil Gunn, EricLinklater, Alasdair Gray, James Kelman, and younger talents such as Ronald Frame, Janice Galloway, and A. L. Kennedy.

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From tales of the supernatural to pungent social realism, and from the humorous to the disturbing, whether rural or urban, this anthology shows the vitality of the Scottish short story.Douglas Dunn's eclectic selection displays the marvellous range of Scottish story-telling, beginning with three early traditional tales, and including a...

Douglas Dunn is Professor of English and Director of St Andrew's Scottish Studies Institute at St Andrew's University. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1981. He lives in Scotland. He was awarded an OBE in 2003. Dunn's first collection of poetry, iTerry Street/i, was published by in 1969, and was awarded both...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 1.17 inPublished:September 10, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199556547

ISBN - 13:9780199556540

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`the rollcall of names in this collection is impressive 'The Irish Times