A Kist o Skinklan Things

An Anthology of Scots Poetry from the First and Second Waves of the Scottish Renaissance

Edited by J. Derrick McClure

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Beginning in the 1920s, the Scottish Renaissance saw Scottish writers increasingly engaged with social and political issues. Hugh MacDiarmid, his contemporaries, and the company of poets he inspired make up the first and second waves of the Renaissance. A Kist o Skinklan Things contains a selection of the best work from this extraordinary period.

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The Association for Scottish Literary Studies

The Association for Scottish Literary Studies is an educational charity that aims to promote the study, teaching and writing of Scottish literature, and to further the study of the languages of Scotland. To these ends, ASLS publishes works of Scottish literature which have either been neglected or which merit a fresh presentation to a modern audience, and critical anthologies of both creative and non-fiction writing.

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The twentieth-century Scottish Renaissance saw a sudden and dramatic change in Scotland's literary landscape. Beginning in the 1920s, Scottish writers increasingly engaged with contemporary social and political issues, and with questions of national identity. An integral part of this development was the radically new literary status accorded to the Scots language. MacDiarmid's immediate predecessors had introduced modern themes and linguistic experimentation to Scots poetry; and though MacDiarmid is the unquestioned central figure in the great poetic revival, he rode a rising tide. He and the poets who paved the way for him represent the first wave of the Scottish Renaissance. The second wave contains the extraordinary company of poets who wrote under his direct inspiration. On any showing, the scale and quality of this movement is a phenomenon rarely paralleled in literary history. A Kist o Skinklan Things contains a selection of the best work from this great period.

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Format Hardback
Imprint The Association for Scottish Literary Studies
Publication Date 22 May 2017
ISBN 9781906841294
Number of Pages 256

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