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, warfare fiction, kid's literature, sentimental fiction, thrillers, family novels and brief tales hyperlink Canadian writers corresponding to John Richardson, Isabella Valancy Crawford, Sinclair Ross, Hugh MacLennan, Margaret Laurence and W.O. Mitchell to Scottish writers similar to Robert Burns, Walter Scott, Thomas Carlyle, J.M. Barrie, Robert Louis Stevenson John Buchan and George Mackay Brown.
A line is traced in every one bankruptcy from without delay imitative nineteenth-century Canadian writers to trendy Canadian works the place Scottish culture persists, occasionally reworked and infrequently distorted. vigorous biographical sketches and shut research of specific passages by means of Scottish and Canadian writers are set within the context of multi-cultural, narrative, postmodern and postcolonial theories. This learn illuminates the best way Scottish principles and values nonetheless wield amazing strength in Canadian politics, schooling, theology, economics and social mores.
Although Professor Waterston's process is that of a literary historian, she frames every one part during this new paintings with affectionate stories of interpreting, gaining knowledge of, and instructing Scottish and Canadian literature over a sixty yr period.
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