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"Briseadh na Cloiche air Oir an Fhàsaich: Iain Moireach agus Albert Camus" ("Breaking the Stone on the Desert's Edge: John Murray and Albert Camus")

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MacPherson, Iain S. (2012) "Briseadh na Cloiche air Oir an Fhàsaich: Iain Moireach agus Albert Camus" ("Breaking the Stone on the Desert's Edge: John Murray and Albert Camus"). In: Sùil air an t-Saoghal (An Eye on the World). Clann Tuirc, Brig o’ Turk, Perthshire, pp. 115-130. ISBN 978-0-9562615-1-9 [Book section]

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Abstract

In this chapter of a Scottish Gaelic publishing first (in offering in Gaelic a critical, theoretical appraisal of modern Scottish Gaelic literature in a comparative key) the author examines the thematic intertextual influences from Albert Camus to be found in the seminal short-stories of Lewis writer John Murray (Iain Moireach in Gaelic). Starting from a consideration of both writers as outsiders or peripheral citizens of metropolitan centres (Camus the pied-noir colon from 'French' Algeria and Murray the Gaelic-speaking Lewisman from the Outer Hebrides born to a mainland mother and a Highland Canadian veteran returning from WWI) the authors provides a close-reading of the short-stories of Murray by comparing some central themes and characterisations to those found in the short-stories and novels of Camus. The chapter, like the book, is written in Scottish Gaelic with all quotations from Camus presented in the French original with a translation into Gaelic provided by the author.

Item Type:Book section
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of Irish Language and Literature
Research Institutes and Groups:Irish and Celtic Studies Research Institute
ID Code:22645
Deposited By:Mr Iain MacPherson
Deposited On:20 Jun 2012 22:02
Last Modified:14 Aug 2012 17:00

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