Category Archive: Scotland

ON THE EDGES: Amy Liptrot’s ‘The Outrun’

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Amy Liptrot The Outrun (Canongate, 2016) by Kevin Addies A memoir of addiction, relapse and renewal, to describe The Outrun merely as an affirming tale of perseverance in recovery does not do it justice. At times… Continue reading

IN THE NINETIES, WHEN THE WORLD WAS YOUNG: Stuart David’s ‘In the All-Night Café’

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This piece is part of our Life in the 21st Century City thread, an occasional series of reviews, essays and travelogues. It seeks to explore the felt reality of world cities today and the experience of… Continue reading

FIVE FINGER INFORMATIONISM

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This is Part Two of a special retrospective on the Informationists, an experimental poetry group including Robert Crawford, W.N. Herbert, David Kinloch, Peter McCarey, Alan Riach and Richard Price. Part Two includes five more poems from the anthology… Continue reading

THE INFORMATIONISTS 2: POEMS BY DAVID KINLOCH, PETER MCCAREY, RICHARD PRICE, ALAN RIACH

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This is Part Two of a special retrospective on the Informationists, an experimental poetry group including Robert Crawford, W.N. Herbert, David Kinloch, Peter McCarey, Alan Riach and Richard Price. Part Two includes five more poems from the anthology… Continue reading

INFORMATIONISM AT TWENTY-ONE: RICHARD PRICE and ALAN RIACH INTRODUCE A RETROSPECTIVE ON ‘Contraflow on the SuperHighway’

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This is Part One of a special retrospective on the Informationists, an experimental poetry group including Robert Crawford, W.N. Herbert, David Kinloch, Peter McCarey, Alan Riach and Richard Price. Part One contains introductions and retrospectives from… Continue reading

GERMAN HISTORY IN FICTION: A Conversation with Fiona Rintoul

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Translator and German literary scholar Anne Stokes met Fiona Rintoul to talk about her translation of the WWI novel Outside Verdun by Arnold Zweig, Rintoul’s own debut novel The Leipzig Affair, set in… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2014: Rebecca DeWald

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Agua by Eduardo Berti, translated by Alexander Cameron and Paul Buck (Pushkin Press, 2003 [1997]) This short novel came to me by way of the Argentine Travelogue I began early in 2014 and… Continue reading

“THIS PIECE OF EARTH”: SCOTIA NOVA: POEMS FOR THE EARLY DAYS OF A BETTER NATION

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Alastair Findlay and Tessa Ransford, eds. Scotia Nova: Poems for the Early Days of a Better Nation (Luath Press 2014) by A C Clarke I had better declare my hand at the start.… Continue reading

THE CORNER OF VICTORIA & ALBERT – A short story by MJ Corrigan

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This story has previously been published on MJ Corrigan’s blog #9 Dream. On the corner of Victoria and Albert, I watched as the rain washed the blond sandstone of the buildings opposite a… Continue reading

‘SOME DEY LEUCH/BIT IDDERS GRET’: Mark Ryan Smith’s The Literature of Shetland

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Mark Ryan Smith The Literature of Shetland (Shetland Times, 2014) by Stewart Sanderson Just over a year ago I visited Shetland for the first time. It was a long-awaited trip, facilitated by the opportunity… Continue reading

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