Researching McIlvanney is a distinguished critical overview of William McIlvanney's
oeuvre. Professor McLuckie establishes the centrality of McIlvanney's
Remedy is None, A Gift from Nessus, and
Docherty to his subsequent development as a writer and social conscience. The engagement with literary and cultural politics in Scottish writing is followed by an exhaustive annotated bibliography of primary and secondary material. This second part to
Researching McIlvanney defines the field and opens up new scholarly possibilities.