Shetland literary tradition an anthology of modern Shetland poetry by

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Published by Odense University in [Odense] .

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  • Shetland (Scotland),
  • Scotland,
  • Shetland.


  • Dialect poetry, Scottish -- Scotland -- Shetland.,
  • Poets, Scottish -- Homes and haunts -- Scotland -- Shetland.,
  • Scottish poetry -- 20th century.,
  • Shetland (Scotland) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.,
  • Shetland (Scotland) -- Poetry.

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Statementby Laurits Rendboe.
SeriesMindre skrifter udgivet af Laboratorium for folksproglig middelalderlitteratur ved Odense universitet,, nr. 7
ContributionsRendboe, Laurits.
LC ClassificationsPR8691.S52 S54 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination65 p. :
Number of Pages65
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2453738M
LC Control Number87155416

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A few scraps of ancient poetry survive, but Shetland’s writing really only gets underway with three writers who were active two hundred years ago. Margaret Chalmers, Dorothea Primrose Campbell, and Thomas Irvine were the first Shetland writers.

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prints and publishes much of the literature available in the islands, and these titles, along with almost every other Shetland book in print can be found in The Shetland Times Bookshop – the biggest in Shetland and better stocked than most bookshops of comparable size on the Mainland.

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