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Rapt in Plaid combines mirrored image, feedback and memoir to demonstrate a curious and long-lasting connection among Scottish and Canadian literary traditions. Examples drawn from genres together with lyric poetry, narrative romance, struggle fiction, kid's literature, sentimental fiction, thrillers, household novels and brief tales hyperlink Canadian writers comparable to John Richardson, Isabella Valancy Crawford, Sinclair Ross, Hugh MacLennan, Margaret Laurence and W.O. Mitchell to Scottish writers comparable to Robert Burns, Walter Scott, Thomas Carlyle, J.M. Barrie, Robert Louis Stevenson John Buchan and George Mackay Brown.

A line is traced in each one bankruptcy from at once imitative nineteenth-century Canadian writers to trendy Canadian works the place Scottish culture persists, occasionally remodeled and infrequently distorted. vigorous biographical sketches and shut research of specific passages via Scottish and Canadian writers are set within the context of multi-cultural, narrative, postmodern and postcolonial theories. This examine illuminates the best way Scottish principles and values nonetheless wield astounding strength in Canadian politics, schooling, theology, economics and social mores.

Although Professor Waterston's approach is that of a literary historian, she frames each one part during this new paintings with affectionate thoughts of studying, learning, and instructing Scottish and Canadian literature over a sixty 12 months period.

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