Jackson Williams K (2019) Review of Alasdair A. MacDonald. George Lauder (1603-1670): Life and Writings. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2018 [N/A]. Review of: Alasdair A. MacDonald. George Lauder (1603-1670): Life and Writings. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2018.. Studies in Scottish Literature, 45 (1). https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/ssl/
First paragraph: It is not often that a major poet is rediscovered by modern Scottish literary scholarship. The exhaustive productions of publication societies from the Bannatyne Club to the Scottish Text Society mean that whilst critical literature may remain thin on the ground, editions of early modern Scottish texts are comparatively abundant; figures such as William Fowler, William Drummond of Hawthornden, Sir Thomas Urquhart, and Arthur Johnston had all received more or less adequate and well-known editions of their complete works by the middle of the twentieth century. Aside from Jamie Reid Baxter's pathbreaking 2010 edition of Elizabeth Melville's poetry, most of which had until then remained in manuscript, there are few recent examples of the rediscovery and consequent re-editing of a major early modern Scottish poet's work.
Output Type: Book Review
Output Status: Forthcoming
Studies in Scottish Literature: Volume 45, Issue 1