Scottish Writers Talking 2

Naomi Mitchison had not met anyone who'd read so much of her work for many years, and she enjoyed the discussion. Iain Crichton Smith incorporated the conversation seamlessly into his ceaseless exploration of life, art, beliefs and poetry.

Author: Iain Banks

Publisher: John Donald

ISBN: STANFORD:36105122983609

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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These long interviews with very different Scottish writers do not aim at the topical, but to produce a thoughtful window on each writer's mind and work. Recorded at intervals over 16 years, they go at the writer's chosen pace. Writers relish them. Naomi Mitchison had not met anyone who'd read so much of her work for many years, and she enjoyed the discussion. Iain Crichton Smith incorporated the conversation seamlessly into his ceaseless exploration of life, art, beliefs and poetry. Bernard MacLaverty was his endlessly amusing self, causing interviewer hilarity while giving a reasonably serious account of his writing career which will fascinate readers of his latet novel, The Anatomy School, though the interview was many years ago. Iain Banks told of a young writer coming to publication, from the shadow of the Forth Bridge to frustrations in London, but at last to The Wasp Factory, and Alan Spence was entertaining and enlightening as well as funny on subjects from his boyhood in Govan and his introduction to meditation, to his work for the theatre.

Scottish Writers Talking 3

Writers interviewed in this volume include Janice Galloway, John Herdman, Robin Jenkins, Joan Lingard and Ali Smith.

Author: Isobel Murray

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015069320540

Category: Authors, Scottish

Page: 229

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These extensive interviews with different Scottish writers aim to produce a thoughtful window on each writer's mind and work. Writers interviewed in this volume include Janice Galloway, John Herdman, Robin Jenkins, Joan Lingard and Ali Smith.

A History of Scottish Women s Writing

Murray , Scottish Writers Talking , p . ... memories of a Scottish childhood ' , ( radio
play for the Scottish Home Service , written and narrated by Jessie Kesson ,
October 1947 ) , STA KazBox6 / 1 , 1 - 11 ( 2pp . missing ) ; ' The Shadow ' , SM
46 ...

Author: Douglas Gifford

Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105022388636

Category: Literary Criticism

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This is the first comprehensive critical analysis of Scottish women's writing from its recoverable beginnings to the present day. Essays cover individual writers - such as Margaret Oliphant, Nan Shepherd, Muriel Spark and Liz Lochhead - as well as groups of writers or kinds of writing - such as women poets and dramatists, or Gaelic writing and the legacy of the Kailyard. In addition to poetry, drama and fiction, a varied body of non-fiction writing is also covered, including diaries, memoirs, biography and autobiography, didactic and polemic writing, and popular and periodical writing for and by women.

Scottish Writers Talking 4

This is the fourth and final volume in a series begun by Isobel Murray and Bob Tait in 1984. Authors covered in previous volumes include: 1. George Mackay Brown, Jessie Kesson, Norman MacCaig, William McIlvanney, and David Toulmin. 2.

Author: Isobel Murray

Publisher:

ISBN: 1904999883

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 298

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This is the fourth and final volume in a series begun by Isobel Murray and Bob Tait in 1984. Authors covered in previous volumes include: 1. George Mackay Brown, Jessie Kesson, Norman MacCaig, William McIlvanney, and David Toulmin. 2. Iain Banks, Bernard MacLaverty, Naomi Mitchison, Iain Crichton Smith, Alan Spence. 3. Janice Galloway, John Herdman, Robin Jenkins, Joan Lingard, Ali Smith. Extracts from Reviews for Volume 3 Murray is a fine interviewer as well as an incisive critic, academic and biographer. These aren't the kind of interviews that merely gift-wrap the books under discussion; here she's putting whole careers up for lively discussion, and unless she has read every word she wouldn't dream of pressing the tape recorder's on button. This is one book it would be impossible to read without wanting to re-read at least half a dozen more straight away. David Robinson, The Scotsman One woman has for several years been circumventing the tired old restrictions and distortions of the formula. Isobel Murray, Honorary Professor in Modern Scottish Literature at Aberdeen University, has been getting writers to talk, at length, on tape ...It is an utterly gripping collection.Because the writers are allowed to express themselves without being manipulated or paraphrased, their conversation evolves into real revelation. Murray's consummate skill as an interviewer. She never intrudes, or interrupts, or postures. Her deep knowledge and understanding of literature and writing act as a sort of psychological water diviner, drawing out descriptions and confidences that a less clever interrogator would never bring to the surface. The obvious luminaries of this series may be the writers, but the pole star is Murray. Most other interviewers are mere astral dust by comparison. Rosemary Goring, The Herald Simply indispensable. Hugh MacDonald, The Heral

Resources in Education

Designing rhetorically sophisticated courses in professional writing , then ,
requires that English instructors ( 1 ) ... teachers in Scotland to address a
professional mandate that they teach and assess the modes of talking and
listening , this ...

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ISBN: IND:30000098626934

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A Dictionary of the Scottish Language

Comprehending All the Words in Common Use in the Writings of Scott, Burns,
Wilson, Ramsay, and Other Popular Scottish Authors Thomas Brown. HIAVERS ,
s . Foolish , incoherent talk , or idle talk . HAVERIL , s . One who habitually talks ...

Author: Thomas Brown

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ISBN: BSB:BSB10582689

Category: English language

Page: 154

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Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors Living and Deceased from the Earliest Accounts to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century

( Scotland , ) Edin . , 1851 , p . ... Etchings , 7 plates , Lon . , 1824 , 4to , £ 1 58 .;
India think more highly of his conversation . ... Hazlitt's even to its decencies , he
made no pretence ; and , during the Lects , on the Eng . Comic Writers , Lect .

Author: Samuel Austin Allibone

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ISBN: BSB:BSB10730460

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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors

1 . Abridgt . of Sir Edward Coke ' s Irvine , Patrick . 1 . Considerations on the
InexpeXI . Parts of his Reports , 1650 , ' 57 , ' 66 ... D . , a distinguished
biograpbical pub . by Samuel Ireland , 1796 , fol . ; Wilson ' s Sbaksperiana , and
legal writer . 1 . Lives of Scottish Authors , viz . : Ferpp . ... 8vo . 10 . The Table -
Talk of John Selden , with Spaber . Notes , 1854 , cr . 8vo . Irish , David . 1 .
Leyamen Infirmi , Lon .

Author: Samuel Austin Allibone

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ISBN: OXFORD:600002697

Category: American literature

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The Table talk of Shirley pseud

Principal , ” 1 across the fields to dine at the cottage which our friends from Heriot
Row then occupied during the dog - days . It was from this cottage that possibly
the most charming of our younger Scottish writers went out into the world to try ...

Author: Sir John Skelton

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433044670150

Category: Authors, English

Page: 344

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A Dictionary of the Scottish Language comprehending all the words in common use in the writings of Scott Burns Wilson Ramsay and other popular Scottish authors

HIAVERS , s . Foolish , incoherent talk , or idle talk . HAVERIL , s . One who
habitually talks idly . To HIAWGH , 0. n . To force up phlegm , to bawk . HAWKIT ,
adj . Having a white face , applied to eattle . HAWKEY , s . A cow with a white face
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Author: Thomas BROWN (Captain, F.L.S.)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0019426943

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The History of Scotland

At the same time , the earliest references to the Scots in Greek or Roman writers
speak of them as fighting against the ... 1 Walter Goodall , a vehement vindicator
of everything popularly considered typical of Scotch nationality , was so angry at
 ...

Author: John Hill Burton

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ISBN: OXFORD:600023221

Category: Scotland

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The Historians of Scotland

Of the Union of the Pictish and Scotish Kingdoms in one Monarchy . All our
writers do agree , that the union of the kingdoms of the Picts and Scots happened
towards the middle of the ninth age ... but it is evident that both these last writers
speak of the first and original causes of the overthrow of the Pictish kingdom , and
not ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433075881858

Category: Scotland

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Contemporary Scottish Women Writers

Scottish women , young and older , now use a new - found confidence in their
gender to produce mature poetry which is diverse in theme ... Notes 1 . Margaret
Elphinstone , ' To My Friend who Is a Woman and a Poet , Like Me ' , Fresh
Oceans ( Edinburgh ... Scottish Writers Talking ( East Linton : Tuckwell Press ,
1996 ) , p .

Author: Aileen Christianson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015050488074

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 186

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These essays fill a gap in critical response to contemporary Scottish women writers.

Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

One of these apparently elaborate circles , with parts of straight lines , is on a
rising ground suited for circles , most ... ( 928 ) , we can easily imagine the author
talking of the locality of the Thing as it was in his days , without mentioning its
former ...

Author: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

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ISBN: UCLA:L0059634113

Category: Scotland

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Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom Extant Extinct Or Dormant G to K

1 , 3 Sep . 1513 , as also as Lord Juatice ( 1 . ) , 1513 , and was four times , riz . ,
1513 , 1515 - 19 , 1601 - 25 , and 1532 - 34 ... It may be mentioned that the noble
author of this work , as also other modern writers . speak of this Thomas Pp . 129
 ...

Author: George Edward Cokayne

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ISBN: NYPL:33433081849634

Category: Great Britain

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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors Living and Deceased from the Earliest Accounts to the Latter Half of the Nineteenth Century by S Austin Allibone

I scarcely ever met Fifeshire , Scotland , and father of the succeeding . ... 1.
Etchings , 7 plates , Lon . , 1824 , 4to , £ 1 58 .; India 2. Oriental Sketches , comof
talk , Jack is a scholar , and Jack has the ... As a writer he made a better figure .

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ISBN: IBNN:BNLP000011348

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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors Living and Deceased from the Earliest Accounts to the Latter Half of the Nineteenth Century

Containing Over Forty-six Thousand Articles (authors) with Forty Indexes of
Subjects Samuel Austin Allibone ... ( Scotland , ) Edin . , 1851 , p . 8vo . ...
Etchings , 7 plates , Lon . , 1824 , 4to , £1 58 . ; Indis think more highly of his
conversation .

Author: Samuel Austin Allibone

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105015860153

Category: American literature

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