The Cambridge Paperback Guide to Literature in English

After the pastoral idyll of Young Art and ( 1598 ) , a collection of EPIGRAMS , displays intimate Old Hector ( 1942 ) he responded to the dangers of fascism knowledge of contemporary theatre . with The Green Isle of the Great Deep ...

The Cambridge Paperback Guide to Literature in English

The Cambridge Paperback Guide to Literature in English

An A-Z work with concise entries on all aspects of literature in English.

Neil M Gunn

Innocence and Dystopia: Young Art and Old Hector and The Green Isle of the Great Deep To treat Young Art and Old Hector (1942) and The Green Isle of the Great Deep (1944) together is to trace the course of a providential accident and to ...

Neil M  Gunn

Neil M Gunn

Neil Gunn has long been recognized in Scotland as one of the well-springs of the literary renaissance of the nineteen-twenties and nineteen-thirties and is now generally accepted as the most significant novelist the Highlands of Scotland has produced. Yet his work has divided the critics: one view sees him as essentially a regional writer recreating the history of the Highlands and exploring the values of a traditional society. Another sees his greatest contribution in the later novels which deal with the deepest issues of the day in more exploratory and experimental fashion. This study demonstrates that in fact Gunn accepts no limitations in psychological and philosophical penetration, and deals always with the whole universe of man and the other landscape of the mind. The varied criticism of Gunn and the reasons for his neglect outside Scotland are sharply examined, and his status as a novelist of European stature is assessed.

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Young Art and Old Hector. New York: Walker, 1991. 255p. $21.95. ISBN 0-8027-1 177-4. YA When Young Art, age eight, meets Old Hector, a neighbor, Art's family has been frustrating him too much. In this tale set in the nineteenth-century ...

Literature Connections to World History  7 12

Literature Connections to World History 7 12

Provides annotated entries for historical fiction titles, biographies, and multimedia items

Literature Connections to World History 712 Resources to Enhance and Entice

Young Art and Old Hector. New York: Walker, 1991. 255p. $21.95. ISBN 0-8027-1 177-4. YA When Young Art, age eight, meets Old Hector, a neighbor, Art's family has been frustrating him too much. In this tale set in the nineteenth-century ...

Literature Connections to World History 712  Resources to Enhance and Entice

Literature Connections to World History 712 Resources to Enhance and Entice

Identifying thousands of historical fiction novels, biographies, history trade books, CD-ROMs, and videotapes, these books help you locate resources on world history for students. Each is divided into two sections. In the first part, titles are listed according to grade levels within specific geographic areas and time periods. They are further organized by product type. Both books cover world history from Prehistory and the Ancient World to 54 B.C. to the modern era. Other chapters include Roman Empire to A.D. 476; Europe and the British Isles; Africa and South Africa; Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, and Antarctica; Canada; China; India, Tibet, and Burma; Israel and Arab Countries; Japan; Vietnam, Korea, Cambodia, and Thailand; and South and Central America and the Caribbean. The second section has an annotated bibliography that describes each title and includes publication information and awards. The focus is on books published since 1990, and all have received at l

Young Art and Old Hector

Young Art and Old Hector

Young Art and Old Hector


Highland Homecomings

Neil Gunn, for example, provides a wonderful account of storytelling through the Caithness landscape in his 1942 novel, Young Art and Old Hector. Towards the end of this fable, the avuncular Old Hector takes his young friend, Art, ...

Highland Homecomings

Highland Homecomings

The first full-length ethnographic study of its kind, Highland Homecomings examines the role of place, ancestry and territorial attachment in the context of a modern age characterized by mobility and rootlessness. With an interdisciplinary approach, speaking to current themes in anthropology, archaeology, history, historical geography, cultural studies, migration studies, tourism studies, Scottish studies, Paul Basu explores the journeys made to the Scottish Highlands and Islands to undertake genealogical research and seek out ancestral sites. Using an innovative methodological approach, Basu tracks journeys between imagined homelands and physical landscapes and argues that through these genealogical journeys, individuals are able to construct meaningful self-narratives from the ambiguities of their diasporic migrant histories, and recover their sense of home and self-identity. This is a significant contribution to popular and academic Scottish studies literature, particularly appealing to popular and academic audiences in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Scotland

Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature

For example, Gunn's Young Art and Old Hector (1942) portrays the everyday life of a small Highland village, and the narrative gradually makes clear the social value system of the community. Its episodic scene-setting and dialogue ...

Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature

Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature

The first full-length study of Scottish literature using a post-devolutionary understanding of postcolonial studies. Using a comparative model and spanning over two hundred years of literary history from the 18th Century to the contemporary, this collection of 19 new essays by some of the leading figures in the field presents a range of perspectives on Scottish and postcolonial writing. The essays explore Scotland's position on both sides of the colonial divide and also its role as instigator of a devolutionary process with potential consequences for British Imperialism.

Literature of Scotland

At first The Serpent (1943) marked time with another plea for the whole individual in the face of a narrow-minded, Kirk-ridden village, but Gunn's new direction is particularly clear in the development from Young Art and Old Hector ...

Literature of Scotland

Literature of Scotland

Critics hailed the first edition of The Literature of Scotland as one of the most comprehensive and fascinatingly readable accounts of Scottish literature in all three of the country's languages - Gaelic, Scots and English. In this extensively revised and expanded new edition, Roderick Watson traces the lives and works of Scottish writers in a beautiful and rugged country that has been divided by political and religious conflict but united, too, by a democratic and egalitarian ideal of nationhood. The Literature of Scotland: The Twentieth Century provides a comprehensive account of the richest ever period in Scottish literary history. From The House with the Green Shutters to Trainspotting and far beyond, this companion volume to The Literature of Scotland: The Middle Ages to the Nineteenth Century gives a critical and historical context to the upsurge of writing in the languages of Scotland. Roderick Watson covers a wide range of modern and contemporary Scottish authors including: MacDiarmid, MacLean, Grassic Gibbon, Gunn, Robert Garioch, Iain Crichton Smith, Alasdair Gray, Edwin Morgan, James Kelman, Irvine Welsh, Alan Warner, A. L. Kennedy, Liz Lochhead, John Burnside, Jackie Kay, Kathleen Jamie and many, many more! Also featuring an extended list of Further Reading and a helpful chronological timeline, this is an indispensable introduction to the great variety of Scottish writing which has emerged since the start of the twentieth century.

Recreating the Past

Young Art and Old Hector. New York: Walker, 1991. 0-8027-1177-4, 255p. R=3; 1=10+. At eight, Young Art runs to Old Hector, a neighbor, when his family frustrates him in the late nineteenth century Scottish highlands. Old Hector shares ...

Recreating the Past

Recreating the Past

Helping young people select appropriate historical fiction is easy with this annotated bibliography of 970 recommended American and world titles published to early 1994. Spanning grades 1-10+ it includes adult titles suitable for young adult readers. At least 200 of the titles are award winners. Each entry contains both reading and interest grade levels, a short incisive annotation about the historical event, setting, plot, protagonist and theme, current publication availability, and awards won. Seven reference appendices allow the user to search by country of setting, reading and interest grade level, protagonists from minority groups, sequels or the same characters in a series, important historical dates, and a glossary of historical and famous people or groups appearing in the works.

Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth Century Scottish Literature

Young Art and Old Hector (1942) (the names symbolically echo legend) presents the deceptively simple Highland adventures of young Art, yearning to be allowed to reach the forbidden river. Exploration of individualism and freedom's ...

Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth Century Scottish Literature

Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth Century Scottish Literature

This volume considers the major themes, texts and authors of Scottish literature of the twentieth and, so far, twenty-first century. It identifies the contexts and impulses that led Scottish writers to adopt their creative literary strategies. Moving beyond traditional classifications, it draws on the most recent critical approaches to open up new perspectives on Scottish literature since 1900. The volume's innovative thematic structure ensures that the most important texts or authors are seen from different perspectives whether in the context of empire, renaissance, war and post-war, literary genre, generation, and resistance. In order to provide thorough coverage, these thematic chapters are complemented by chronological 'Arcade' chapters, which outline the contexts of the literature of the period by decades, and by 'Overview' chapters which trace developments across the century in theatre, language and Gaelic literature. Taken together, the chapters provide a thorough and thought-provoking account of the century's literature.

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