Excerpt from Mick Imlah: Selected Prose published by Scottish Poetry Library

Click here to read an excerpt from Mick Imlah: Selected Prose, published today on the Scottish Poetry Library’s website. The piece comes from Imlah’s 1994 review of Douglas Dunn’s poetry collection Dante’s Drum-kit. As well as a highly respected poet and editor, Mick Imlah (1956–2009) was one of the finest literary critics of his generation. … Continue reading

Review of Mick Imlah: Selected Prose

Mick Imlah: Selected Prose, edited by André Naffis-Sahely and Robert Selby, has been reviewed by Theresa Muňoz in the Scottish Review of Books. To read the review, please click here. As well as a highly respected poet and editor, Mick Imlah (1956–2009) was one of the finest literary critics of his generation. He spent most … Continue reading

The Fiction of Brian McCabe and (Scottish) Identity

This study is the first monograph on the Scottish writer Brian McCabe. It focuses mainly on McCabe’s fiction and on the elements in his writing that allow for a redefinition of individual and national identity. The book opens with an examination of the socio-cultural context that shapes McCabe’s position in contemporary Scottish literature. The author … Continue reading

James Kelman: Politics and Aesthetics

This study argues that James Kelman’s work should not be construed as a resigned capitulation to capitalist domination or to the fracture of a once unified working-class collective purpose. Politics are to be found not only in the content but also the form of Kelman’s work. The radical aspect of his style is that rather … Continue reading

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