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LITERARY CRITICISM

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    My boss is so narrow minded that when he has an idea, it comes out folded I use to write her love letters in the sand. But it was an incredible hassle trying to get sand into the pillar box ‘Do you know the piano’s resting on my foot?’ ‘No,...

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    In November 2017 Ali Smith gave the annual Muriel Spark Lecture to kick off the Muriel Spark centenary celebrations. Those lucky enough to get tickets were treated to an invigorating, joyous call-and-response between two of our best writers, both...

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    The popular Arthurian legends, such as the grail quests of Perceval and Galahad, and the love of Lancelot for Queen Guenevere, have largely overshadowed Scotland’s own Arthurian romance. The story of Fergus, one of King Arthur’s knights, was...

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    First imagined in the 1960s but never published, this collection of Robert Louis Stevenson’s essays, fables and short stories was imagined by Jorge Luis Borges and Adolfo Bioy Casares – a collection of their favourite works of non-fiction, short...

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    Robert Burns was by far and away the most iconic figure in nineteenth-century Scotland. Multiple editions of his works poured incessantly from the presses. Unprecedentedly large crowds gathered to commemorate him at huge festivals and at the...

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    Hear about the guy whose nickname was ‘Heid Furst’? His real name was R. Slater Hear about the stupit skindiver? He didny have a scuba. Glaswegians have always enjoyed a good laugh, and the home-grown variety best of all. This new and...

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    In the early 1980s Irvine Welsh’s life was going nowhere fast. His teenage dreams of being a footballer or a rock star were over, and he was stuck in a series of dull white-collar jobs which he despised. He was drinking heavily and...

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    Bob Servant is troubled. The economy is collapsing, his health is failing and around his hometown of Broughty Ferry, Bob is struggling to get the respect he deserves. Fortunately his email junk folder is bursting with offers of assistance from...

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    Kenneth Buthlay’s edition of “A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle” is widely considered to be the best edition of all and provides extensive commentary and notes, taking the reader through MacDiarmid’s complex and often opaque...

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    James Boswell’s relish for life, unflinching honesty and wide social contacts make him one of the raciest and most entertaining of all diarists.This is a one-volume edition of the journals he kept while making his living as an advocate in...

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    This anthology of Scottish writers and writing includes work by John Buchan, Walter Scott, Thomas Carlyle, James Boswell, Daniel Defoe, John Welsley, J.M. Barrie and John Keats. Also included are a range of anecdotes and non fiction concerning the...