Book Review

A ‘Scoto-British-European’ Rediscovered: the Life and Writings of George Lauder

Citation

Jackson Williams K (2019) A ‘Scoto-British-European’ Rediscovered: the Life and Writings of George Lauder. Review of: Alasdair A. MacDonald. George Lauder (1603-1670): Life and Writings. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2018.. Studies in Scottish Literature, 45 (1), pp. 107-112. https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/ssl/vol45/iss1/10

Abstract
Review of: Alasdair A. MacDonald, George Lauder (1603-1670): Life and Writings. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2018.The review suggests that, until Alasdair MacDonald’s book, the "originality, ingenuity, and significance" of the expatriate Scots soldier and poet George Lauder (1603-1670) "have been radically underestimated," and in exploring MacDonald's book, which is both biography and edition, provides a introductory critical assessment of Lauder's varied poetry and translations, endorsing as more widely applicable MacDonald's argument that "Scots writing in English deserve equal attention as their Scotophone counterparts" and that "'authors who are innovative in drawing inspiration from new foreign models deserve better than to be dismissed as derivative.'"

Notes
Output Type: Book Review

Journal
Studies in Scottish Literature: Volume 45, Issue 1

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2019
Date accepted by journal27/05/2019
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/29886
Publisher URLhttps://scholarcommons.sc.edu/ssl/vol45/iss1/10
ISSN0039-3770
Item discussedAlasdair A. MacDonald. George Lauder (1603-1670): Life and Writings. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2018.