Literature of the Gaelic Landscape: Song, Poem and Tale


by John Murray


Paperback: 248 pages

Publisher: Whittles Publishing Ltd., 2017

Language: English

1 in stock

SKU: 9781849953634 Categories: ,

From the comfort of an armchair and with the aid of this book, the reader can travel to the Breadalbane and Argyll of Duncan Ban Macintyre; the Skye and Raasay of Sorley Maclean; and the Caithness and Sutherland of Neil M. Gunn.

Photographs, maps and place-names linked to key passages in the texts will immerse readers in the landscapes which songs, poems and tales have described and enlivened over the ages.

For those who wish to brave the weather, the insects, the sheer drops, the morasses and the vast spaces, the book can be used as a field guide taking the same walks followed by the author.

He has immersed himself further in the Gaelic landscape, with book in hand, can make the past come alive and appreciate the extracts about a place and what has happened there. Literature of the Gaelic Landscape compares Gaelic literature with other world traditions and their relationship to place and storytelling, providing an overview of how the literature relates to landscape and place over the ages.

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Dimensions 13.8 × 1.4 × 21.6 cm

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