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‘The Tilt from One Parish to Another’: The Tree House and Findings

Peter Mackay

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/9780748696000.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter addresses the questions of how humans interact with the natural landscape and the status of poets – as opposed to scientists and activists – in this interaction. It focuses on the recent ... More


Into the Centre of Things: Poetic Travel Narratives in the Work of Kathleen Jamie and Nan Shepherd

Eleanor Bell

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/9780748696000.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Reflecting on her experiences of the Cairngorms in The Living Mountain (written 1940s, published 1977), Nan Shepherd writes, 'Here then may be lived a life … so untouched by any mode of apprehension ... More


‘Connective Leaps’: Sightlines and The Overhaul

Louisa Gairn

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/9780748696000.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The Overhaul and Sightlines extend Jamie’s call for attentive, observational writing; what she describes as a “new kind of work that renegotiate[s] our place in the natural world.” This involves not ... More


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