Год издания: 2004
Количество страниц: 224
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Book Description A terrific book - racy, pacy and full of interesting insights and analysis. Not only does it offer ways for scholarship to go forward in the domain of scottish studies and questions of national identity, it also impels the reader to goout and read the novels, see the films, revisit the television programs.-professor Susan Hayward, University of Exeter Regarded by some as a response to a growing sense of political disenfranchisement, the last twenty years have witnessed an unprecedented flourishing of cultural expression in Scotland. Contemporary Scottish Fictions explores some of the major figures, works, themes and aesthetics of this cultural renaissance in the high profile areas of film, television drama and the novel. The first half of the book focuses on the aesthetic response to the political, economic and social transformations of the '80s and '90s. Ranging from the impotent howl of the Scottish 'hard man', to the innovations of Alasdair Gray...