Land Lines: An Illustrated Journey Through the Literature and Landscape of Scotland

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An inspiring and imaginative journey across a panoramic sweep of the Scottish landscape and Scottish literature, this book offers readers a opportunity to travel through time and place, memory and emotion, as expressed through the personal visions of a host of Scottish writers across the centuries. This richly illustrated story of the changing shapes and image of Scotland is underpinned by the illuminating narration of Moira Burgess who blends stories and verse, fact and fiction, to create a perceptive and fresh ...

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Overview

An inspiring and imaginative journey across a panoramic sweep of the Scottish landscape and Scottish literature, this book offers readers a opportunity to travel through time and place, memory and emotion, as expressed through the personal visions of a host of Scottish writers across the centuries. This richly illustrated story of the changing shapes and image of Scotland is underpinned by the illuminating narration of Moira Burgess who blends stories and verse, fact and fiction, to create a perceptive and fresh insight into the nature of a land and its people.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780748663057
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • Publication date: 5/30/2002
  • Series: Polygon Pocketbooks Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction 1
I The Natural Landscape
1 The Cool High Bens 5
2 People of this Glen 15
3 The Great Wood of Caledon 23
4 Water Music 31
5 The Ultimate Island 41
6 The Might of the Sea 53
II Landscape and Community
7 Stone and Spire 65
8 The Life of the Land 75
9 The Big House 83
10 Small Town Blues 91
11 Shrieking Steam 99
12 Cityscape 105
III The Other Landscape
13 Fingalian Places 119
14 On the Road 127
15 A Cold Ceilidh 133
16 In the Heather 141
17 Between Worlds 147
18 The Skinkian Stars 157
Bibliography 165
Sources of Quotes 168
The Photographs and the Photographers 176
Index of Places 178
Index of Names 180
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