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Scott-land
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ISBN:
9781846971792
Categories
Literary Criticism
Imprint
Polygon
Pub. Date
01 April 2011
Format
Paperback (also available as an eBook)
Status
In Stock
Publisher
Birlinn Limited
No of Pages
304

Scott-land

The Man Who Invented a Nation
by Stuart Kelly - Find out more about the author

   

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‘In a smart, refreshingly uncynical book, Kelly examines Scott, Scotland and himself in an intelligent, lively analysis of a great small country' - Ian Finlayson, The Times

'Erudite, witty and challenging' - Ian Wall, Scottish Review of Books

His name and image are everywhere – from Bank of Scotland fivers to the bizarre monument in Edinburgh’s city centre. Scott-land presumes that the reader will have only a hazy awareness of Sir Walter Scott, and, although Stuart Kelly will offer insights into Scott’s works and biography, this is emphatically not a conventional literary biography, nor is it a critical study. Partly a surreptitious autobiography.

Stuart Kelly was raised in the Scottish Borders and studied English at Balliol College Oxford, gaining a first class degree and a Master of Studies. He is the Literary Editor of Scotland on Sunday and a freelance critic and writer.


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