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C    Secondary References

Aitken, W R, Sixty Books on Scotland, School Library Association, London, 1951,pp.6-7

- ‘The Inscriptions in Sunset Song’, in The Bibliotheck, 8, 1976, pp.1-6

Allan, John R, North-East Lowlands of Scotland, Hale, London, 1952, pp.182-4

Allen, Walter, Tradition and Dream, Phoenix House, London, 1964, pp.249-252

Angus, David, ‘Gibbon’s Quair’, in Jabberwock: Edinburgh University Review, 3, no.3, March, 1951, pp.25-28

D’Arcy, Julian Meldon, ‘Chris Guthrie, Ellen Johns and the Two Ewan Tavendales: Significant Parallels in A Scots Quair’, in Scottish Literary Review, 23, no.1, May, 1996, pp.42-49

Baker, Timothy C, ‘The Romantic and the Real: James Leslie Mitchell and the Search for a Middle Way’, in Journal of Modern
Literature, 36, no.4, Summer, 2013, pp. 44-61

Barke, James, ‘Lewis Grassic Gibbon’, in Left Review,2, no.5, February, 1936, pp.220-5

Bell, Ian, ‘Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s Revolutionary Romanticism’, in Scottish Studies, 10, 1990, pp.257-69

Bell, Ian A, ‘ “Work as if you Live in the Early Days of a Better Nation”:  Scottish Fiction and the Experience of Industry’, in British Industrial Fictions, edited byH Gustav Klaus and Stephen Knight, University of Wales Press, Cardiff, 2000, pp.185-9

Bergonzi, Bernard, Reading the Thirties, Macmillan, London, 1978, pp.9, 124

Bing, Christy, The Lairds of Arbuthnott, (revised edition), Agnate Press, Edzell, p.105

Bold, Alan, Modern Scottish Literature, Longman, London, 1983, pp.111, 123, 123-39, 140, 180, 199, 212, 213, 258

-     (edits) The Letters of Hugh MacDiarmid, Hamish Hamilton, London, 1984, pp.536-9, 552, 557, 558, 559-60, 562, 660, 784, 869

-     MacDiarmid: A Critical Biography, John Murray, London, 1988, pp.313-15, 329, 330, 331, 415

-           Scotland: A Literary Guide, Routledge, London, 1989, pp.22-23, 70, 84, 219

Bold, Valentina, ‘From Exile: The Poetry of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’, in A Flame in the Mearns Lewis Grassic Gibbon : A Centenary Celebration, op.cit., pp.115-123

Borthwick, David, ‘From Grey Granite to Urban Grit: A Revolution in Perspectives’, in A Flame in the Mearns Lewis Grassic Gibbon: A Centenary Celebration, op.cit., pp.64-75 

Branson, Noreen, and Heinemann, Margot, Britain in the Nineteen Thirties, Panther,

St Albans, 1973, p.293

Bridie, James, The Scottish Character As It Was Viewed By Scottish Authors From Galt To Barrie, in Papers of the Greenock Philosophical Society, 1937, p.15

Brown, Ivor, ‘Caledonia Stern and Mild’, in The Observer, 1 August, 1943, p.3

-          ‘Lewis Grassic Gibbon’, in Lewis Grassic Gibbon, A Scots Quair, Jarrolds, London, 1946, pp.5-8

-          ‘Lewis Grassic Gibbon: Tragic Loss to Literature’, in The Observer,10 February 1935, p.13

-          Summer in Scotland, Collins, London, 1952, pp.130, 132, 147-153

‘Man of the Mearns’, in The Observer, 26 June, 1966

Brown, Oliver, ‘Sunset Song, sunset echo’, in New Saltire, December, 1962, pp.26-32

Burns, John, ‘Lewis Grassic Gibbon and A Scots Quair’, in Chapman 23-24, 5, nos.5-6, Spring, 1979, pp.22-27

Burton, Deirdre, ‘A Feminist Reading of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s A Scots Quair’, in The British Working-Class Novel in the Twentieth Century, edited by Jeremy Hawthorn, Edward Arnold, London, pp.35-46

Caird, James B, ‘Lewis Grassic Gibbon and his Contribution to the Scottish Novel’, in Essays in Literature, edited by John Murray, Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh, 1936, pp.139-153

- ‘Some Reflections on Scottish Literature: II  Prose’, in Scottish Periodical, 1, no.2, Summer, 1948, pp.69, 75- ‘Lewis Grassic Gibbon and Neil Gunn: A Comparison’, in Caliban, new series, 17, no.1, 1981, pp.69-77

Calder, Angus, ‘A Mania for Self-Reliance: Grassic Gibbon’s Scots Quair’, in The Uses of Fiction: Essays on the Modern Novel in Honour of Arnold Kettle, edited by Douglas Jefferson and Graham Martin, London, 1982, pp.99-113

Cameron, David Kerr, The Ballad and the Plough: A Portrait of the Life of the Old Scottish Farmtouns, Gollancz, London, 1978, pp.23, 231-32

Campbell, Ian M, ‘The Science Fiction of  John Leslie Mitchell’(sic), in Extrapolation, no.16, 1974, pp.53-63- ‘Chris Caledonia: The Search for an Identity’, in Scottish Literary Journal, 1, no.2, December, 1974, pp.45-57-

‘James Leslie Mitchell’s Spartacus: A Novel of Rebellion’, in Scottish Literary Journal, 5, no.1, May, 1978, pp.53-60

- ‘Gibbon and MacDiarmid in the German Democratic Republic’, in Books in Scotland, no.6, Winter, 1979-80, pp.6-7 - Kailyard: A New Assessment, Ramsay Head Press, Edinburgh, 1981, pp.86-100,      111-12, 122-24

- ‘Lewis Grassic Gibbon/James Leslie Mitchell 91901-1935)’, in A Companion to Scottish Culture, edited by David Daiches, London, 1981, pp.149-5

0- ‘Out of the Kailyard and Into the World’, in The Weekend Scotsman, 14 August, 1982, p.1

- ‘Lewis Grassic Gibbon’, in Books in Scotland, no.11, Winter, 1982-3, pp.8-10

- ‘Lewis Grassic Gibbon Correspondence: The Background and a Checklist’, in    
  The Bibliotheck, 12, no.2, 1984, pp.46-57

- ‘A Tribute that Never Was: The Plan for A Lewis Grassic Gibbon Festschrift’, in Studies in Scottish Literature, 20, 1985, pp.219-30

-          ‘Gibbon and MacDiarmid at Play: The Evolution of Scottish Scene’, in

      The Bibliotheck, 13, no.2, 1986, pp.46-55

-          ‘Lewis Grassic Gibbon and the Mearns’, in A Sense of Place: Studies in Scottish             Local History, edited by Graeme Cruickshank, Scotland’s Cultural Heritage, Edinburgh, 1988, pp.15-26

-          ‘The Grassic Gibbon Style’, in Scottish Studies, 10, 1990, pp.271-87

-          ‘Son of the Mearns’, in Books in Scotland, no.40, Winter, 1991, pp.5-6

-          ‘The Grassic Gibbon Centre’, in Education in the North: New Series, no.1, Winter, 1993, pp.76-84


-     ‘Lewis Grassic Gibbon: Novelist, social historian & critic’, in Discovering Scottish

       Writers, edited by Alan Reid and Brian D Osborne, Scottish Cultural Press,

       Edinburgh, 1997, pp.38-39

-     ‘Editing a Twentieth-Century Novelist: Getting Lewis Grassic Gibbon (Back) Into

       Print,’ Studies in Scottish Literature, 39, no.1, 2013, pp.38-46  


Carruthers, Gerard, ‘Lewis Grassic Gibbon and the Scottish Enlightenment’, in A Flame in the Mearns Lewis Grassic Gibbon : A Centenary Celebration, op.cit., pp.124-135

-     Scottish Literature (Edinburgh Critical Guides), Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 2009, pp.64-5, 74, 207-8


Carter, Ian, ‘Kailyard: The Literature of Decline in Nineteenth Century Scotland’, in Scottish Journal of Sociology, no.1, 1977, pp.1-13

-          ‘Lewis Grassic Gibbon, A Scots Quair, and the Peasantry’, in History Workshop,

       part 6, 1978, pp.169-85

-          Farm Life in Northeast Scotland, 1840-1914: The Poor Man’s Country, John Donald, Edinburgh, 1979, pp.59, 160

‘North East Review: Lewis Grassic Gibbon’, in Leopard, April, 1979, pp.31-34


Clough, R F, ‘A Scots Quair: Ewan’s Rejection of Ellen’, in Scottish Literary Journal, 20, no.2, November, 1993, pp.41-48


Corbett, John, ‘Ecstacy Controlled : The Prose Styles of James Leslie Mitchell and Lewis Grassic Gibbon’, in A Flame in the Mearns Lewis Grassic Gibbon: A Centenary Celebration, op.cit., pp.89-103

Craig, Cairns, ‘The Body in the Kit Bag: History and the Scottish Novel’, in Cencrastus, no.1, Autumn, 1979, pp.18-22

-          ‘Fearful Selves: Character, Community and the Scottish Imagination’, in Cencrastus, no.4, Winter, 1980-1, pp.29-32

-          Out of History: Narrative Paradigms in Scottish and British Culture, Polygon, Edinburgh, 1996, pp.22, 23, 34, 36, 48-50, 53-4, 55-6, 59-60 

-     The Modern Scottish Novel: Narrative and the National Imagination, Edinburgh        University Press, Edinburgh, 1999, pp.64-69, 93-97, 100, 101, 126, 155, 165, 167-8, 216, 246, 250


Craig, David, Scottish Literature and the Scottish People 1680-1830, Chatto & Windus, London, 1961, pp.87, 231, 236, 280, 291, 292, 293, 309

-           ‘A National Literature? Recent Scottish Writing’, in Studies in Scottish Literature, 1, no.3, January, 1964, pp.151-169

‘Novels of Peasant Crisis’, in Journal of Peasant Studies, 2, 1974, pp.47-68


Critchley, William, ‘A Scots Quair: Odes to Every Zephyr’, in S.L.A. News, January/February 1963, pp.9-11

Croft, Andy, Red Letter Days: British Fiction in the 1930s, Lawrence and Wishart, London, 1990, pp.49, 102, 157, 173-4, 182, 213, 219, 227-8, 240

-           ‘Authors Take Sides: Writers and the Communist Party 1920-56’, in Opening the Books: Essays on the Social and Cultural History of the British Communist Party, edited by Geoff Andrews, Nina Fishman and Kevin Morgan, Pluto Press, London, 1995, pp.83-101


Crossland, J Brian, ‘Lewis Grassic Gibbon’, in The Glasgow Herald, 20 April, 1968


Cruickshank, Helen B, ‘Lewis Grassic Gibbon: A Memorial Note’, in Montrose Standard, 1 March, 1935, p.8

-          ‘Lewis Grassic Gibbon: A Personal Note’, in British Weekly, 14 February, 1935, p.405

-          ‘Mearns Memory: A Fellow-countrywoman’s View of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’, in

The Scots Magazine, February, 1939, pp.350-4

-          ‘Suggested Public Memorial’, in The Mearns Leader, 28 February, 1935, p.3

-          ‘The Country of Grassic Gibbon’, in Scotland’s Magazine, May, 1959, pp.41-2

-          Octobiography, The Standard Press, Montrose, 1976, pp.14, 75, 87-92, 94, 125, 151, 153, 156 


Cubitt, Richard, ‘Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism in Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s Sunset Song’, in English Literature: From Romanticism to Postmodernism, 2014, pp.82-6


Cunningham, Valentine, British Writers of the Thirties, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1988, pp.26, 41-2, 59-60, 91-2, 170, 206, 254, 262, 268, 274, 307-13, 316, 320,

-     ‘The Age of Anxiety and Influence; or, Tradition and the Thirties Talents’, in Rewriting the Thirties: Modernism and After, edited by Keith Williams and Steven Matthews, Longman, London, 1997, pp.5-22 

Daglish, Doris N, ‘Towards A Nationalist Literature’, in The Times Literary Supplement, 30 April, 1938, special section (‘Scottish Literature Today’), p.x


Daiches, David, The Present Age after 1920, Cresset Press, London, 1958


Davie, G E, ‘The End of a Renaissance’, in The Student: Edinburgh University Magazine, 32, no.1, 22 October, 1935, pp.26-27

Devine, T M, The Scottish Nation 1700-2000, Allen Lane, The Penguin Press, London, 1999, p.320


D F, ‘The Scottish Scene’, in The Scottish Educational Journal, Monthly Book Supplement, 29 June, 1934, p.864


Dixon, Keith, ‘Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Scotland and Nationalism’, in Scottish Studies, 8, 1989, pp.201-11

-          ‘LGG, Scotland and Nationalism’, in Nationalism in Literature, edited by Horst W Drescher and Hermann Volkel, Frankfurt am Main, 1989

-          ‘Nation et Nationalisme dans A Scots Quair’, in Ecosse, 1, pp.129-140

-          ‘Grey Granite: didactique politique et echec litteraire’, in Ecosse, 2, pp.151-163

-          ‘1934: litterature et politique en Ecosse’, in Ecosse, 3-4, pp.39-51

-          ‘Rough Edges: The Feminist Representation of Women in the Writing of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’, in Studies in Scottish Fiction: Twentieth Century, edited by Joachim Schwend and Horst W Drescher, Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main, 1990, pp.289-301

-          ‘Letting the Side Down: some remarks on James Leslie Mitchell’s vision of history’, in Etudes Ecossaises Grenoble, no.1, pp.273-81

-          ‘The Gospels According to Saint Bakunin: Lewis Grassic Gibbon and Libertarian Communism’, in A Flame in the Mearns Lewis Grassic Gibbon : A Centenary Celebration, op.cit., pp.136-47


Duncan, Jane, ‘A Flawed Work of Genius’, in The Scots Magazine, August, 1966, pp.421-2


Duncan, Fraser, ‘The Land of Sunset Song’, in Guide to the Glens of Angus and Mearns, Montrose, 1963, pp.55-57


Ehland, Christoph, ‘New Perspective on Mitchell’, in The Speak of the Place, 4, no.2, Spring, 2004, pp.2-4


Everill, Elizabeth, ‘Literary Landscapes’, in The Scottish Field, November, 1998,



Figueroa, Ricardo A, ‘The Other Grassic Gibbon’, in Quarterly Bulletin of the Marx Memorial Library, no96-7, 1981, pp.5-6


Finlay, Ian, Scotland, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1945, p.121

-          ‘Funeral of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’, in Montrose Standard, 1 March, 1935, p.7

-          ‘Genius Unfulfilled’, in The Mearns Leader, 14 February, 1935, p.7


Foot, Paul, ‘Way beyond the usual suspects’, in The Guardian, 24 July, 2001, p.18

-      ‘Lewis Grassic Gibbon: Poet of  the Granite City’, in Socialist Review no. 258, December, 2001, pp.24-25


Gibson, Colin, ‘Master of the Mearns’, in The Scots Magazine, March, 1964, pp.504-11



Gifford, Douglas, ‘In Search of the Scottish Renaissance’, in Cencrastus, no.9,  Summer, 1982, pp.26-30


Gillis, William, Review of Munro, in Studies in Scottish Literature, 6, no.3, January, 1969, p.196


Gindin, James, British Fiction in the 1930s: The Dispiriting Decade, Macmillan, London, 1992, pp.14, 21, 61-2, 66-73, 81


Glen, Duncan, Hugh MacDiarmid and the Scottish Renaissance, W& R Chambers, Edinburgh, 1964, pp.106, 117-18, 164, 189, 232, 246, 268

-     The Autobiography of a Poet, Ramsay Head Press, Edinburgh, 1986, pp.67-8


Graham, Cuthbert, ‘Lewis Grassic Gibbon’, in The Aberdeen University Review, 29, no.85, Winter, 1941, pp.4-16

-          ‘The Man Who Wrote Cloud Howe: Lewis Grassic Gibbon – An Intimate Sketch’, in Aberdeen Bon-Accord, 2 February, 1934, p.9

-          ‘Scotland Mourns Lewis Grassic Gibbon’, in The Mearns Leader, 14 February, 1935, p.3

-          ‘The Land of Sunset Song’, in Aberdeen Press and Journal, 13 November, 1965

-          ‘The Man Who Saw the Morning Star’, in The Scots Magazine, August, 1966, pp.417-420

-          ‘Leslie Mitchell: Tragedy and Triumph’, in The Press and Journal, 28 May, 1966

-          ‘Grassic Gibbon: The Dream and Reality’, in The Press and Journal, 11 November, 1967

-          ‘Remembering Lewis Grassic Gibbon’, in Deeside Field, 19, 1987, pp.63-67

Graham, Laurence, ‘A Great Scots Novelist’, in The New Shetlander, no.77, 1966,



Gray, Alasdair, A Short Survey of Classic Scottish Writing, Canongate, Edinburgh, 2001, pp.138-42


Gray, Alexander, ‘His School Essays Even Baffled the Rector’, in The People’s Journal, 16 May, 1964, p.13


Grieve, C M, ‘Contemporary Scottish Studies, I: Lewis Grassic Gibbon’, in The Free Man, 29 July, 1933, p.7

-          ‘Recent Scottish Literature, IV’, in The Free Man, 16 December, 1933, p.8

-          ‘Recent Scottish Literature, VI’, in The Free Man, 3 February, 1934, p.4


Gunn, Neil  M,  ‘Literature: Class or National?’, in Outlook, July, 1936, p.55

-          ‘Nationalism in Writing’, in The Scots Magazine, October, 1938, pp.28-35

-          ‘Scotland a Nation’, in Left Review, 2 no.14, November, 1936, pp.735-738


Hardy, H Forsyth, ‘The Scots Scene’, in The Scotsman, 2 December, 1967


Harper, Norman, ‘Stellar Gibbon’, in The Press and Journal, 20 August, 1997


Hart, Francis Russell, The Scottish Novel: A Critical Survey, John Murray, London, 1978, pp. 229-41

-     and Pick, J B, Neil M Gunn: A Highland Life, John Murray, London, 1981, pp.10, 17, 99, 136-7


Harvie, Christopher, No Gods and Precious Few Heroes: Twentieth-Century Scotland, Edward Arnold, London, 1987, pp.34, 129, 131-4


Haywood, Ian, Working-Class Fiction from Chartism to Trainspotting, Northcote House, Plymouth, 1997, pp.48, 79-81


Henderson, Hamish, ‘Flower and Iron of the Truth’, in Our Time, 2, no.2, September, 1948, pp.304-306

-          Alias MacAlias: Writings on Songs, Folk and Literature, edited by Alex Finlay, Polygon, Edinburgh, 1992, pp.306-7


Henderson, Philip, The Novel Today: Studies in Contemporary Attitudes, John Lane, The Bodley Head, London, 1936, pp.271-287


Hewitt, David, ‘Outside view of a native son’, in Evening Express, 27 November, 1987, p.10


Hodges, Jeremy, ‘My father the author, misfit and breaker of taboos’, in the Daily Mail, 19 February, 2001, p.24


Holderness, Graham, ‘Anarchism and fiction’, in The Rise of Socialist Fiction

1880-1914, edited by H Gustav Klaus, Harvester Press, Brighton, 1987, pp.121-50


Hoops, Reinald,  ‘Die Schottische Renaissancebewegung’, in Englische Studien (Leipzig), 67, 1932-3, pp.371-390

-          ‘In Memoriam L.G.G.’, in The Scottish News Letter, 11 May, 1939, p.4


Howatson, Bill, ‘Son of The Mearns and the grudging earth’, in The Press & Journal,

20 October, 2000, p.16


Idle, Jeremy, ‘The Bowdlerisation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s A Scots Quair’, in

The Bibliotheck, 17, nos.1-3, 1990-91, pp.63-69

-     ‘A Ferocity of Opinions’, in Books in Scotland, no.40, Winter, 1991, pp.6-7

-     ‘Lewis Grassic Gibbon and the Urgency of the Modern’, in Studies in Scottish Literature, 31, no.1, 1999, pp.258-68


Jay, Robin, ‘Monument in the Mearns’, in The Scottish Field, January, 1939, pp.17-19


Johnson, Roy, ‘Lewis Grassic Gibbon and A Scots Quair: Politics in the Novel’, in Renaissance and Modern Studies, 20, 1976, pp.39-53


Johnstone, Richard, The Will to Believe, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1982, pp.4, 32


Katin, Louis, ‘Author of Sunset Song’, in The Evening News (Glasgow), 16 February,1933, p.6


Keir, Walter, ‘Scottish History and Scottish Fiction’, in Saltire Review of Arts, Letters and Life, 1, no.1, April, 1954, pp.29-36


Kellas, James G, Modern Scotland, Pall Mall Press, London, 1968


Kettle, Arnold, An Introduction to the English Novel, 2, Hutchinson University Library, London, 1953, p.65


Kidd, J K, ‘The Voice of the Land’, in S.L.A. News, November/December, 1964,


-          ‘Thistles With the Grain’, in Library Review, 21, no.5, Spring, 1968, pp.267-269


Klaus, H Gustav, ‘Silhouettes of Revolution: Some Neglected Novels of the Early 1920s’, in The Socialist Novel in Britain, edited by H Gustav Klaus, Harvester Press, Brighton, 1982, pp.89-109

-          The Literature of Labour: 200 Years of Working Class Writing, Harvester Press, Brighton, 1985, pp.123, 126

-          ‘Introduction’, in Tramps, Workmates and Revolutionaries: Working-class Stories of the 1920s, edited by H Gustav Klaus, Journeyman Press, London, 1993, pp.1-14

-          ‘James Barke: A Great-hearted Writer, A Hater of Oppression, A True Scot’, in

A Weapon in the Struggle: The Cultural History of the Communist Party of Great Britain, edited by Andy Croft, Pluto Press, London, 1998, pp.7-27


Kocmanova, Jessie, ‘Lewis Grassic Gibbon: Pioneer of Socialist Realism’, in

The Journal of Brno University, 1955

-     ‘A Scots Quair and its Relevance to the Scottosh Proletarian Struggle of the 1930s’, in English Literature and the Working Class , edited by Francisco Garcia Tortosa and Ramon Lopez Ortega, Seville, 1980, pp.77-93  


Kreemers, Ralph, ‘Engelsche Letteren: J. Leslie Mitchell (1901-1935)’, in Dietsche Warande en Belfort (Antwerp), no.5, Mei, 1935, pp.368-377

Lehmann, John, New Writing in Europe, Penguin Books, London, 1940, pp.130-132


Lindsay, Jack, ‘A Great Scots Novelist: The Cycle of Industrialisation’, in Our Time, 5, no.12, July, 1946, pp.257-8

-     After the Thirties: The Novel in Britain and its Future, Lawrence & Wishart, London, 1956, p.48-54


Lindsay, John, ‘J. Leslie Mitchell: An Appreciation’, in The Twentieth Century


Lindsay, Maurice, A Pocket Guide to Scottish Culture, William Maclellan, Glasgow, 1947, p.15

-          The Scottish Renaissance, Serif Books, Edinburgh, 1948, p.26

-          By Yon Bonnie Banks: A Gallimaufry, Hutchinson, London, 1961

-          History of Scottish Literature, Robert Hale, London, 1977, pp.7, 414-16, 424, 427

Lobban, R D, ‘The Real Kinraddie’, in The Scotsman Weekend Supplement, 17 April, 1971, p.1


Low, Catriona M, ‘The Rendering of Community Voices in Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s Short Stories’, in A Flame in the Mearns Lewis Grassic Gibbon : A Centenary Celebration, op.cit.,  pp.104-114


Low, Donald A, ‘A Possible Source for Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s Sunset Song’, in

Studies in Scottish Literature, 8, 1970-71, p.272


Low, John Thomas, ‘Three in One Tradition’, in The Weekend Scotsman, 27 October, 1973, p.1

-          ‘Point and Counterpoint: Language and the Scottish Novel’,  in The Weekend Scotsman, 3 November, 1973, p.1

-          ‘Seeking out Scottish novel settings’, in The Scotsman, 19 January, 1980, p.5


Lumsden, Alison, ‘“Women’s Time”: Reading the Quair as a Feminist Text’, in A Flame in the Mearns Lewis Grassic Gibbon : A Centenary Celebration, op.cit., pp.41-53

Lyall, Scott, ‘“East is West and West is East”: Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s Quest for Ultimate Cosmopolitanism’, in Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature: Comparative Texts and Critical Perspectives, edited by Michael Gardiner, Graeme MacDonald and Niall O’Gallagher, EUP, Edinburgh, 2011, pp.136-46

-     ‘On Cosmopolitanism and Late Style: Lewis Grassic Gibbon and James Joyce’, in Scottish and International Modernisms: Relationships and Reconfigurations, edited by Emma Dymock and Margery Palmer McCulloch, ASLS, Glasgow, 2011, pp.101-15


Macaree, David, ‘Myth and Allegory in Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s A Scots Quair’, in Studies in Scottish Literature, 2, no.1, July, 1964, pp.45-55

-     Review of A Scots Quair, in Studies in Scottish Literature, 4, no.2, October, 1966, pp.121-2


McCallum, Neil, ‘Lallans’, in The New Statesman and Nation, 37, 26 February, 1949, p.201

-          It’s An Old Scottish Custom, Dennis Dobson, London, 1951, pp.170, 172


McCleery, Alistair, The Porpoise Press 1922-39, Merchiston Publishing, Edinburgh, 1988, pp.80, 83, 98

MacColla, Fionn, Ro Fhada Mar So a Tha Mi: Too Long in this Condition, Caithness Books, Thurso, 1975, pp.4-6


McClure, J Derrick, ‘The Other Otherworld: Didactic Fantasy from MacDonald and Lindsay to J Leslie Mitchell’, in Scotland as Science Fiction (Apercus: Histories, Texts, Cultures), edited by Caroline McCracken-Flesher, Bucknell University Press, 2012, pp.29-42


McCulloch, Margery, The Novels of Neil M Gunn: A Critical Study, Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh, 1987, pp.9, 86, 182

-    ‘Modernism and Marxism in A Scots Quair’, in A Flame in the Mearns Lewis Grassic Gibbon : A Centenary Celebration, op.cit., pp.27-40


MacDiarmid, Hugh, ‘Behind the Scaffolding: an Unusual Sidelight on Current Scottish Literature’, in The Scots Observer, 8, no.377, 16 December, 1933, p.22

-          Golden Treasury of Scottish Poetry, Macmillan, London, 1940, pp.357-8, 361

-          ‘Lewis Grassic Gibbon: 1901-1935’, in Our Time, 2, no.2, September, 1948, pp.307-8

-          ‘Lewis Grassic Gibbon: James Leslie Mitchell’, in Scottish Art and Letters, no2, Spring, 1946, pp.39-44  (Reprinted in The Uncanny Scot: A Selection of Prose, edited by Kenneth Buthlay, MacGibbon & Kee, London, 1968, pp.154-163)

-          ‘Literary Angus and the Mearns’, in The Fife and Angus Annual, November, 1933, p.17

Lucky Poet: A Self-Study in Literature and Political Ideas, being the Autobiography of Hugh MacDiarmid, Methuen, London, 1943, pp.xx, 21, 71-2, 175

-          ‘Lewis Grassic Gibbon’,  in Modern British Writing, edited by Denys Val Baker, New York, 1947, pp.309-319 

-          ‘Robert Fergusson: Direct poetry and the Scottish Genius’, in Robert Fergusson, 1750-1774, edited by Sydney Goodsir Smith, Nelson, Edinburgh, 1952, p.64

-          ‘A Vision of Scotland’, BBC Broadcast, 29 February, 1960

-          The Company I’ve Kept: Essays in Autobiography, Hutchison, London, 1966

-          ‘At Last the Rebel Prophet is Honoured in His Own Country’, in The Morning Star, 16 June, 1966

-          ‘Lewis Grassic Gibbon’, in Selected Essays of Hugh MacDiarmid, edited by Duncan Glen, Jonathan Cape, London, pp.188-96


Macdonald, Angus, ‘Modern Scots Novelists’, in Edinburgh Essays on Scots Literature, preface by Sir Herbert Grierson, Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh, 1933, pp.164-5


MacDonald, Angus, The Scottish Farmer: One Hundred Years, Outram Magazines, East Kilbride, 1993, pp.45-47


MacDougall, Ian, Voices from Work and Home, Mercat Press, Edinburgh, 2000, pp.229, 258


McDougall, Malcolm J, Review of A Scots Hairst, in New North: The Arts Magazine of Aberdeen University, no.3, May, 1968, pp.43-44


MacGillivray, Alan, ‘Obituary: Christine (Chris) Guthrie: (1896-1999)’, in Scotlit, no.21, Winter 1999/2000, pp.1-3

McGrath, Michael J, ‘Hugh MacDiarmid and Lewis Grassic Gibbon: A Comparison of Political and Cultural Attitudes’, in New Edinburgh Review, no.40, February, 1978,



Mackenzie, Agnes Muir, ‘The Scottish Historical Novel: Successors of Sir Walter’, in The Times Literary Supplement , 30 April 1938, special section, p.viii


McLean, Jack, ‘Taking a leaf out of Glasgow’s book’, in The Scotsman, 8 September, 1997, p.17


MacLeod, John, ‘Into the Sunset’, in The Daily Mail, 24 July, 2004, pp.40-41


Macmillan, Duncan, Scottish Art 1460-1990, Mainstream, Edinburgh, 1990, pp.10, 341, 355-6

-     Scottish Art in the 20th Century, Mainstream, Edinburgh, 1994, pp.50, 56, 62, 64, 154


McVeigh, Karen, ‘Tragedy that haunted Grassic Gibbon’, in Scotland on Sunday,

1 October, 2000, p.9

Maitland, Frank, ‘Lewis Grassic Gibbon’, in The Adelphi, 10, no.1, April, 1935, pp.53-55

Malcolm, William K, ‘North East Review: Lewis Grassic Gibbon  Part 1’, in Leopard, September, 1978, pp.24-27

-          ‘The Television Adaptation of Grey Granite’, in Books in Scotland, no.13, Autumn, 1983, pp.8-10

-          ‘A Retrospective View of James Leslie Mitchell’, in Edinburgh Review 110, 2002, pp.55-73

-          ‘Shouting Too Loudly: Leslie Mitchell, Humanism and the Art of Excess’, in A Flame in the Mearns - Lewis Grassic Gibbon: A Centenary Celebration, op.cit., pp.76-88

-          ‘Art for Politics’ Sake: The Sardonic Principle of  James Leslie Mitchell (Lewis Grassic Gibbon)’, in ‘To Hell with Culture’: Anarchism and Twentieth-Century British Literature, edited by H Gustav Klaus and Stephen Knight,  University of Wales Press, Cardiff, 2005, pp.35-50


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