The recent publication of a slim but robust collection of critical essays by scholars culled from home and abroad titled The International Companion to Lewis Grassic Gibbon
, drawing out the subtleties of the author's multi-faceted achievement as, amongst other things, radical modernist, cultural nationalist, left-wing humanitarian, champion of female rights and proto-Romantic visionary, offers real hope that the name of Lewis Grassic Gibbon
is becoming as highly respected outwith his native land as it is back in Scotland, where Sunset Song has grabbed publicity constantly by topping polls to find Scotland's favourite writers.
During his time out of the spotlight, his "fallow period" as he dubs it, he was busy working on projects including an adaptation of Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon
, a script on American poet Emily Dickinson, and an adaptation of Ed McBain's novel He Who Hesitates, while he's just about to start a first draft of a "wonderful contemporary novel" by Richard McCann called Mother of Sorrows.
2013) 'Editing a Twentieth-Century Novelist: Getting Lewis Grassic Gibbon
(Back) Into Print', Studies in Scottish Literature 39 (1), pp.
It's an area immortalised by Lewis Grassic Gibbon
in his classic novel Sunset Song.
Now Vivien Heilbron who made Chris her own in the 1971 TV adaptation of the Lewis Grassic Gibbon
novel has issued sound advice for the actress who is to play Chris in the forthcoming film version - "Take yourself to the Mearns, read the book and learn the lingo".
In the work of the most formally resourceful writers of the Renaissance--MacDiarmid himself, Lewis Grassic Gibbon
, Sorley MacLean --the impetus towards cultural re-animation took on a specifically Scottish linguistic character that led inexorably away from the 'global' lingua franca of Joyce, Eliot and Pound.
They came to audition to be extras in the film of the classic Scots novel, 'Sunset Song' by the North-east's best-loved writer Lewis Grassic Gibbon
SUNSET Song, the first of classic Lewis Grassic Gibbon
trilogy, is to be brought to the big screen.
The world should read Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon
THE daughter of famous Scots author Lewis Grassic Gibbon
claims his memory is being snubbed.
AGYNESS Deyn is an unusual choice to play Chris Guthrie in the film version of Sunset Song, the classic novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon