Scottish Gothic poetry

Riach, A. (2017) Scottish Gothic poetry. In: Davison, C. M. and Germanà, M. (eds.) Scottish Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion. Series: Edinburgh companions to the gothic. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 75-88. ISBN 9781474408196

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An exploration of Gothic aspects of Scottish poetry across centuries, from Henryson and Dunbar, through the Ballads, to the 'Dark Poets' of industrial Victorian Scotland, MacDiarmid and modern and contemporary poets. The premise is from Emile Male's The Gothic Image: that all medieval art was didactic yet Gothic art intrinsically opposes the best efforts of rationalism and introduces inexplicable and often destructive forces upon humanity's best attempts at reason.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Riach, Professor Alan
Authors: Riach, A.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PR English literature
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Scottish Literature
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press

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