The Oxford Book of Scottish Short Stories

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Encompassing magical fairy tales and modern innovative works, The Oxford Book of Scottish Short Stories surveys the rich literary heritage of Scotland, in a collection of forty-four superb tales, the most extensive such anthology in print.
Here readers will discover such wonderful tales as "The Wee Bannock," Sir Walter Scott's classic "The Two Drovers" (widely considered the first true short story ever written), Muriel Spark's "Bang-Bang You're Dead," and James Kelman's "Sunday Papers." Not only are the finest writers of the past well represented--including familiar faces such as Sir James Barrie and Robert Louis Stevenson--but there's also a host of superb modern writers here as well, such as Shena MacKay, Alan Spence, Margaret Elphinstone, Ronald Frame, and Janice Galloway, to name but a few.
With a highly informative and insightful introduction by Douglas Dunn, one of Scotland's leading literary figures, this anthology offers a revealing look at the best of Scottish writing.

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Douglas Dunn is Professor of English and Scottish Literature at the University of St. Andrews. One of Scotland's finest contemporary poets, his collection Elegies won the Whitbread Prize. He is also a noted writer of short stories.

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"This is the most substantial anthology of short stories from Scotland to appear in some years, and as such should be welcomed.... a comprehensive overview of the development of the short story in Scotland."--The List


"Every story here, without exception, contains the verb to say. These stories embody the 'speak' of those places which help to comprise the small but complex, multifarious nation we call ours. In this way they embellish the term Scottish in the volume's title, and help subtly to define it.--Stewart Conn, Scotland on Sunday


"It is a thorough, bread-and-butter summation of the best and the wisest, the most famous and the more cobwebbed exponents of the form."--Bella Bathurst, The Scotsman


"This enthralling anthology features Dunn's favorites and a fine lot they are."--Alan Bold, The Herald


"The great value of this anthology is that it shows us what we have been missing.... Dunn's introduction is fascinating and informative.... OUP has produced several anthologies of short stories based around culture or nationhood. This is a welcome and worthy addition to that series."--Sunderland Echo


"The rollcall of names in this collection is impressive."--The Irish Times


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