"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")

Iain S. MacPherson

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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.
    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSùil air an t-Saoghal (An Eye on the World)
    Place of PublicationBrig o’ Turk, Perthshire
    Pages115-130
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

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    Scottish Gaelic
    John Murray
    Air
    Albert Camus
    Short Story
    Writer
    Quotation
    Close Reading
    Highlands
    Algeria
    World War I
    Veterans
    Metropolitan
    Intertextual
    Thematic
    Short Novel
    Outsider
    Outer Hebrides

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    MacPherson, I. 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) (pp. 115-130). Brig o’ Turk, Perthshire.
    MacPherson, Iain S. / "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"). Sùil air an t-Saoghal (An Eye on the World). Brig o’ Turk, Perthshire, 2012. pp. 115-130
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