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Gunn, Neil M. (1891–1973) By McCulloch, Margery Palmer

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1121-1
Published: 01/10/2016
Retrieved: 19 June 2024, from


Neil M. Gunn was one of the writers who responded to Hugh MacDiarmid’s (1892–1978) appeal for supporters in his ambitious post-1918 aim to revitalize Scottish literature. Gunn was a Highlander from the village of Dunbeath on the Caithness coast of north-east Scotland and as such was an important recruit for the Lowlander MacDiarmid, who described his first novel The Grey Coast (1926) as ‘something new, and big, in Scottish literature’ (Grieve 269).

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McCulloch, Margery Palmer. Gunn, Neil M. (1891–1973). Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, Taylor and Francis,

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