THE choice of the Book Society has twice within three months lighted upon novels by Scotsmen. This is a very gratifying fact, but I keep wondering how the statisticians of the Scottish “Renaissance” propose to reconcile the vast difference between these two works and to justify their inclusion under the same heading in the national literary balance‐sheet. For whereas Mr. Gunn's Morning Tide could only have been written by a Scotsman reared in Scotland, Mr. Linklater's gorgeous comedy, Juan in America, might have been written by an Englishman or an Irishman. When, in other words, is a novel a Scottish novel?
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