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‘Proceeding Without a Map’: Kathleen Jamie and the Lie of the Land

David Wheatley

in Kathleen Jamie: Essays and Poems on Her work

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696000
eISBN:
9781474422284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696000.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter explores questions of poetic territory in Jamie’s poetry, with particular focus on Jizzen,The Tree House and The Overhaul. Wheatley considers Jamie’s political and historical poems, and ... More


‘An Orderly Rabble’: Plural Identities in Jizzen

Timothy L. Baker

in Kathleen Jamie: Essays and Poems on Her work

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696000
eISBN:
9781474422284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696000.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Jizzen (1999) has frequently been approached in terms of its clear parallels between individual and national birth and development. Throughout the volume, however, Jamie presents collective identity ... More


‘Sweet-Wild Weeks’: Birth, Being and Belonging in Jizzen

Juliet Simpson

in Kathleen Jamie: Essays and Poems on Her work

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696000
eISBN:
9781474422284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696000.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The last tercet of ‘February’ concentrates a fiercely tender chiaroscuro of birth and being, which is arguably the pulse-beat and enigma of Jamie’s early collection, Jizzen. ‘Birth’, figured, here, ... More


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