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Lewis Grassic Gibbon

William K. Malcolm


Lewis Grassic Gibbon galvanized the Scottish literary scene in 1932 with Sunset Song, the first novel of the epic trilogy A Scots Quair, that drew vividly upon his deprived upbringing on a small croft in Aberdeenshire to capture the zeitgeist of the early twentieth century. Yet his literary legacy extends significantly beyond his breakout book. The seventeen volumes that he amassed in his short life, under his own name of James Leslie Mitchell as well as his Scots pseudonym, demonstrate his versatility, as historian, essayist, biographer and fiction writer. His corpus pays testimony to his cor ... More

Keywords: James Leslie Mitchell, Sunset Song, A Scots Quair, inter-war, humanitarianism, revolutionary political activism, primacy of nature, cultural nationalist, proto-feminist, modernist, ecofiction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789620627
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789620627.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William K. Malcolm, author
Grassic Gibbon Centre