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J. Leslie Mitchell/Lewis Grassic Gibbon and exploration

Lyall, Scott



The article presents the literary works of James Leslie Mitchell using the pseudonym Lewis Grassic Gibbon. It discusses Mitchell's adventurous spirit as reflected in the travel exploits of his characters in "The Lost Trumpet," "Hanno" and "The Thirteenth Disciple." It describes the geographical explorations in "Nine Against the Unknown," of explorers including Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus and Vitus Bering and suggests spiritual overtones in the quest for the unknown beyond human limits.


Lyall, S. (2012). J. Leslie Mitchell/Lewis Grassic Gibbon and exploration. Scottish Literary Review, 4, 131-150

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2012
Deposit Date May 18, 2012
Publicly Available Date Dec 31, 2012
Journal Scottish Literary Review
Print ISSN 1756-5634
Publisher Association for Scottish Literary Studies
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 4
Pages 131-150
Keywords Lewis Grassic Gibbon; John Leslie Mitchell;
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