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Ecology and Modern Scottish Literature

Louisa Gairn

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ISBN 10: 0748633111 / ISBN 13: 9780748633111
Published by Edinburgh University Press, 2008
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Title: Ecology and Modern Scottish Literature

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1.

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This book presents a provocative and timely reconsideration of modern Scottish literature in the light of ecological thought. Louisa Gairn demonstrates how successive generations of Scottish writers have both reflected on and contributed to the development of international ecological theory and philosophy. Provocative re-readings of works by authors including Robert Louis Stevenson, John Muir, Nan Shepherd, John Burnside, Kathleen Jamie and George Mackay Brown demonstrate the significance of ecological thought across the spectrum of Scottish literary culture. This book traces the influence of ecology as a scientific, philosophical and political concept in the work of these and other writers and in doing so presents an original outlook on Scottish literature from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.

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Louisa Gairn is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Edinburgh.

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