Naomi Mitchison: a writer in time

James Purdon (Editor)

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As a novelist, feminist, socialist, activist, travel-writer, and diarist, Naomi Mitchison is one of Scotland’s most important yet understudied twentieth-century writers. This volume showcases the first collection of scholarly essays addressing her diverse literary work, including nine critical essays by scholars from the UK and the USA dealing with aspects such as spirituality, socialism, eugenics, war, the short story, science, feminism, mothering, and decolonisation. The volume also features ‘Europe’: a previously unknown story by Mitchison, here published for the first time. Aimed at students, scholars, and teachers of literature from undergraduate level upwards, it is an essential resource for anyone with an interest in Mitchison’s life and literary legacy.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages174
ISBN (Electronic)9781474494762
ISBN (Print)9781474494748
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2023
EventNaomi Mitchison: twenty years on (symposium) - School of English, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Jul 201926 Jul 2019


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