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Devolving English Literature

ISBN-10: 074861429X

ISBN-13: 9780748614295

Edition: 2nd 2000 (Revised)

Authors: Robert Crawford

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Devolving English Literatureexamines the literary construction and questioning of a British (rather than simply English) literary identity. Surveying eighteenth- and nineteenth-century writers, including Robert Burns, James Boswell, Walter Scott, and Thomas Carlyle, Robert Crawford argues that Scottish and nonmetropolitan authors left a crucial legacy to American literature, anthropology, and twentieth-century Modernism. In the work of T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, and other Modernists there persist vitally "provincial" as well as national elements. This second edition contains a substantial new chapter, "Waving Citizens," which looks particularly at Scottish writing in the light of the political events that saw the establishment of a national Parliament in Edinburgh in 1999. Topics considered range from Walter Scott and European union to Trainspotting and right-wing politics.
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Book details

List price: $59.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 8/14/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Robert Crawford's seventh collection of poems, Testament, was published by Cape in 2014. His first book was on T. S. Eliot, and his other prose books include The Modern Poet (2001) and an award-winning biography of Robert Burns, The Bard (Cape, 2009). He is Bishop Wardlaw Professor of Poetry at the University of St Andrews, a Fellow of the British Academy, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Abbreviations
Introduction
The Scottish Invention of English Literature
British Literature
Anthropology and Dialect
Anthologizing America
Modernism as Provincialism
Barbarians
Waving Citizens: An Afterword
Index