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1st Edition

John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity

ISBN 9781138662216
Published January 20, 2016 by Routledge
288 Pages

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Book Description

Considered a quintessentially 'popular' author, John Buchan was a writer of fiction, journalism, philosophy and Scottish history. By examining his engagement with empire, psychoanalysis and propaganda, the contributors to this volume place Buchan at the centre of the debate between popular culture and the modernist elite.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Kate Macdonald, Nathan Waddell; Chapter 1 The Roots that Clutch: John Buchan, Scottish Fiction and Scotland, Douglas Gifford; Chapter 2 A Civilizing Empire: T. H. Green, Lord Milner and John Buchan, Simon Glassock; Chapter 3 A Very Modern Experiment: John Buchan and Rhodesia, Stephen Donovan; Chapter 4 ‘The Ministry of Information’: John Buchan’s Friendship with T. E. Lawrence, Simon Machin; Chapter 5 Masculinities in the Richard Hannay ‘War Trilogy’ of John Buchan, Joseph A. Kestner; Chapter 6 John Buchan and the Emerging ‘Post-Modern’ Fact: Information Culture and the First World War, Rebecca Borden; Chapter 7 The Spy-Scattered Landscapes of Modernity in John Buchan’s Mr Standfast, Christoph Ehland; Chapter 8 The Soul’s ‘Queer Corners’: John Buchan and Psychoanalysis, John Miller; Chapter 9 John Buchan, Myth and Modernism, Douglas Kerr; Chapter 10 John Buchan and the American Pulp Magazines, Patrick Scott Belk; Chapter 11 What Kind of Heritage? Modernity Versus Heritage in Huntingtower, Pilvi Rajamäe; Chapter 12 Living Speech, Dying Tongues and Reborn Language: John Buchan and Scots Vernacular Poetry, Ryan D. Shirey; Chapter 13 John Buchan in Canada: Writing a new Chapter in Canada’s Constitutional History, J. William Galbraith;

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Kate Macdonald, Nathan Waddell