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Mack, Douglas S.

Overview
Works: 122 works in 267 publications in 1 language and 8,398 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Biography  Biographies  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  War stories  Records and correspondence  Anecdotes 
Roles: Editor, Author, Publishing director, Commentator
Classifications: PR4791, 821.7
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Most widely held works by Douglas S Mack
Queen Hynde by James Hogg( )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 1,860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen Hynde (1824) is James Hogg's most ambitious poem. Concelved as an epic, it takes as its starting point the myth of Scottish national origins to be found in James Macpherson's Ossian poems. However, Hogg's epic radically modifies the melancholy solemnities and heroic paganism of Macpherson's Ossianic narratives. Capable of being utterly hilarious, especially when Wicked Wene is on stage, Queen Hynde is Ossian with jokes. In and through its hilarity, however, Hogg's epic has serious purposes in mind. Its picture of the ancient Scottish past has much in common with stories of King Arthur and Camelot. In addition, Hogg's poem offers a Christianised version of Macpherson's heroic myth of the roots of the Scottish nation. St. Columba, a key figure in the conversion of Scotland to Christianity, is one of the central characters in Hogg's recasting of the Ossianic material; and Queen Hynde aspires to emulate Paradise Lost as a Christian epic. It does so by valorising Columba's values of love and forgiveness, as they replace the values of an old pagan would of heroic violence
A series of lay sermons on good principles and good breeding by James Hogg( )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lay Sermons offers, playfully, a series of lay sermons on good principles and good breeding: the very last thing that one would expect to come from the pen of the famous Ettrick Shepherd of Blackwood's. But a significant part of the joke is that the Shepherd, most unexpectedly, provides lay sermons that combine into a series of wise meditations on life and on literature. This important text by a major Scottish writer has long been neglected and undervalued, partly because it has not been easily accessible. However, recent critics such as Robert Kiely, David Groves and Silvia Mergenthal have pointed to the interest and influence of Hogg's Lay Sermons; and this new edition by Gillian Hughes will make the book readily available for the first time since the 1830s
The Edinburgh companion to James Hogg by Douglas S Mack( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reference book devoted to its subject, this book draws on recent breakthroughs in research on Hogg to illuminate the urgent debates and contexts that helped to shape his writings. Essays written by an international team of scholars provide an indispensable guide to Hogg's career, and the diverse literary forms in which he wrote
The tale of old mortality by Walter Scott( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1679. Archbishop Sharpe, Primate of Scotland, has just been murdered. His death is a signal for rebellion in which the Covenanting army, strong in faith and willing to die for it, challenges the King's forces under the command of Claverhouse. Between the two extremes stands young Henry Morton of Milnewood; escaping the threat of execution by Claverhouse, he commits his loyalties to the Covenanters, whose bigotry and fanaticism he nevertheless deplores
Selected poems [of] James Hogg by James Hogg( Book )

11 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoir of the author's life, and Familiar anecdotes of Sir Walter Scott by James Hogg( Book )

11 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected works of James Hogg by James Hogg( )

in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hogg left a written record of three of his many journeys to the Highlands, those of 1802, 1803 and 1804, and in Highland Journeys he offers a thoughtful and deeply-felt response to the Highland Clearances. He gives vivid pictures of his experiences, including a narrow escape from a Navy press-gang, and a Sacrament day with one minister preaching in English and another in Gaelic. Hogg also explains aspects of Gaelic culture such as the waulking songs, and he describes the trade in kelp, lucrative to the landowners but back-breaking and ill-paid for the workers. Highland Journeys makes a refreshing contribution to our understanding of early nineteenth-century travel writing"--Publisher description
Scottish fiction and the British empire by Douglas Stuart Mack( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Some Scottish writers, such as Sir Walter Scott and John Buchan, did much to generate and promote Imperial Britain's sense of itself, and these authors tended to be part of the Scottish elite. However, an alternative strand of Scottish writing was produced by authors with roots in non-elite, 'subaltern' Scotland - writers from the past such as James Hogg, Mary Macpherson ('Mairi Mhor nan Oran') and Lewis Grassic Gibbon, as well as present-day writers such as James Kelman and Irvine Welsh." "Douglas Mack argues that such writers actively challenge the elite's Imperial Grand Narrative and demonstrates that Scottish fiction was active and influential both in shaping and in subverting the assumptions that underpinned the Empire."--Jacket
Selected stories and sketches by James Hogg( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shepherd's calendar by James Hogg( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never before published as Hogg originally intended, this new edition of The Shepherd's Calendar reaffirms his collection of thirteen rural tales and anecdotes as a major landmark in the history of Scottish literature. Capturing the flavour and style of Border story-telling, they gradually build into a coherent yet intriguing portrait of pastoral life, in which fact blurs with faerie and where narrative authority is increasingly called into question
The three perils of woman, or, Love, leasing, and jealousy : a series of domestic Scottish tales by James Hogg( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Three Perils of Woman is essentially a combination of two stories on similar themes, one set in the Highlands following the Battle of Culloden and the other in Hogg's Edinburgh. Daring in its narrative technique, its first readers were confused by the novel's juxtaposition of the comic and the horrific as Hogg explored the relationship between fictional life, as portrayed in, say, the works of Walter Scott, and the realities of nineteenth-century Scotland. Daring in its subject matter, they were also shocked by its treatment of such delicate matters as prostitution and venereal disease. Last printed in any form in the 1820s, this new edition reveals the exceptional quality of The Three Perils of Woman and puts it squarely back into the mainstream of Scottish literature
The brownie of Bodsbeck by James Hogg( Book )

12 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anecdotes of Sir W. Scott by James Hogg( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Queen's wake : a legendary poem by James Hogg( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When The Queen's Wake was published in 1813 it proved an unexpected popular success, placing Hogg for a while alongside Byron and Scott as one of the most admired British poets of that time. Over the next six years Hogg was encouraged by major players in the Edinburgh book trade to make substantial revisions, to make the poem even more attractive and saleable. The fifth edition (1819) is an enhanced and carefully polished version from the now established and respected poet. It is markedly different from the edgy, powerful and unsettling first version of The Queen's Wake, which was the work of an impecunious and marginalised outsider."
The bush aboon Traquair ; and, the royal jubilee by James Hogg( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Bush aboon Traquair, like Allan Ramsay's The Gentle Shepherd, is a pastoral drama with songs, and in this play James Hogg celebrates the life of the people of his native community in Ettrick Forest. At times earthy and at times hilarious, The Bush focuses on rural courtship, and it derives part of its energy from its presentation of a contrast between the old ways and an emerging (but not always admirable) modernity. Here, as elsewhere in Hogg's writings, the shepherds and ewe-milkers of Ettrick Forest operate in a pastoral world that is noticeably realistic and convincing. They pursue their love adventures as ardently as if they were inhabitants of the more literary pastoral world of the Forest of Arden, but as they do so they also have to cope with some very unpoetical and very troublesome sheep." "Written on the occasion of George IV's famous royal visit to Edinburgh in 1822, The Royal Jubilee is another pastoral drama with songs. In this 'Scottish Mask', Hogg brings a group of representative Scottish spirits to a 'romantic dell' on Arthur's Seat. The spirits (including an Ossianic Highlander who has suffered dispossession, and the ghost of an old Covenanter) give expression to past Scottish grievances against royalty, while indicating their hopes that the King's visit will bring renewal and a fresh start. This potentially ambiguous expression of loyalty is further complicated by various Jacobite references and echoes as the spirits prepare to welcome a Hanoverian king, returning to the ancient kingdom of his Stuart ancestors."--BOOK JACKET
The collected letters of James Hogg by James Hogg( Book )

in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Hogg - memoir of the author's life ; and, Familiar anecdotes of Sir Walter Scott by James Hogg( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in Undetermined and English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anecdotes of Scott : Anecdotes of Sir W. Scott and Familiar anecdotes of Sir Walter Scott by James Hogg( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected letters of James Hogg by James Hogg( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third and final volume of the first collected edition of Hogg's letters reveals his versatility in old age. It contains an index to all three volumes
The Queen's wake : a legendary tale by James Hogg( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Queen's Wake is one of the landmarks of British Romantic poetry. It focuses on the return of Mary, Queen of Scots to Scotland in 1561 to take personal rule of her kingdom after her years in France. In the poem, poets and bards hold a poetic competition (a "wake") in Holyrood Palace to welcome the Queen home. --Columbia University Press
 
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The tale of old mortality
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A series of lay sermons on good principles and good breedingThe Edinburgh companion to James HoggThe tale of old mortalityThe collected works of James HoggScottish fiction and the British empireThe shepherd's calendarThe three perils of woman, or, Love, leasing, and jealousy : a series of domestic Scottish talesThe Queen's wake : a legendary poem
Alternative Names
Mack, Douglas 1943-

Mack, Douglas S.

Mack, Douglas Stuart 1943-

Stuart Mack, Douglas 1943-

Languages
English (144)