The first guide to Gaelic fiction - covering the full expanse of the canon Tracing 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 DA'n-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. Key Features * The only introduction to Gaelic fiction available * Analyses all novels and novellas, all short story collections, and much of the uncollected fiction * Places Gaelic fiction within a wider context * Examines the critical approaches taken to the fiction so far and introduces research areas that must be explored
Moray Watson is Programme Co-ordinator of the Celtic Department at the University of Aberdeen.
Introduction Chapter 1 - The Origin of Gaelic Fiction Chapter 2 - The Early Novels Chapter 3 - Periodical Fiction: 1952 to the Present Day Chapter 4 - The Second Wave of Novels Chapter 5 - Collected Stories Chapter 6 - Contemporary Fiction