Explores the connections between Scottish writing and World War I
Includes studies united by an innovative methodological approach to Scottish World War I writing
Contends that the war's effect on Scotland and Scottish letters was more multifaceted and far-ranging than prior assessments have allowed for
Addresses work by some of Scotland's most popular and influential writers, such as Lewis Grassic Gibbon, John Buchan, Nan Shepherd, Neil Gunn, Charles Hamilton Sorley, and Hugh MacDiarmid
This book highlights the variety of literary, social, political and philosophical reverberations of the war in Scotland writing. Part one of the collection presents multi-text case studies of areas such as Scottish Great War prose, popular literature, women's letters to the editor, Gaelic writing and philosophy. Part two contains essays devoted to individual authors, including canonical figures Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Nan Shepherd, Neil Gunn and John Buchan, as well as peripheral authors such as A. C. Mackinlay, Charles Murray and Ewart Alan Mackintosh.