An Introduction to Gaelic Fiction (Paperback)

By Moray Watson

Edinburgh University Press, 9780748636648, 210pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2011

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The first guide to Gaelic fiction - covering the full expanse of the canonTracing the history of Gaelic fiction over the last century, Moray Watson looks at the work of well-known authors such as Iain Moireach, Tormod Caimbeul and Iain Mac a' Ghobhainn, as well as lesser-known authors, and focuses on the major developments that have led to the recent flourishing in Gaelic fiction publishing. Watson examines novels and novellas from Dun-Aluinn to Dileas Donn and Shrapnel, alongside short story collections, uncollected fiction and short fiction from magazines such as Gairm. The final chapters focus on the current state of criticism of Gaelic fiction and discuss the most recent initiatives that have sustained the viability of fiction in the Gaelic language.

About the Author

Moray Watson is Programme Co-ordinator in Celtic and Gaelic in the School of Language and Literature at the University of Aberdeen