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Invisible Country

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Publisher Comments:

How can a politically disabled nation create a history for itself? James Campbell sets out across Scotland to answer his own question. From the bustle of the Edinburgh Festival and the sleaziness of Sin City Aberdeen to the depopulated Highlands (the last great European wilderness), a history of thoughts, fears, and aspirations evolves from his conversations with the local inhabitants.The Invisible Country is seen in different ways by the people he meets: in the Big Idea of Scottish Independence, the romanticism of the English lairds, the money-spinning talk of the oil troubleshooters, and the grim resentfulness of the South Western-Islanders.In many ways the book is a disturbing account of a country which was described by Edwin Muir as becoming lost to history. But Campbell's observations, always thoughtful and pertinent, reveal not only the despair but also the humor and strength at the heart of a Scotland which, though very real, cannot always be seen.

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Anyone whose heart thrills to the skirl of bagpipes or a flash of tartan should lay aside those Scottish Tourist Board pamphlets and read Invisible Country--Kansas City Star

Product Details

ISBN:
9780941533942
Author:
Campbell, James
Publisher:
New Amsterdam Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Scotland
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Great Britain - Scotland
Subject:
Scotland Description and travel.
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - Scotland
Subject:
Campbell, James - Travel - Scotland
Subject:
World History-Scotland and Wales
Subject:
World History-England General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.49x5.54x.55 in. .54 lbs.

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