INSPIRING FUTURES

Landscape to light: selected essays by Neil M Gunn.

McCleery, Alistair and Gunn, Dairmid, eds. (2009) Landscape to light: selected essays by Neil M Gunn. Whittles, Caithness, Scotland. ISBN 978-1904445-90-6

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Although Neil M. Gunn is well-known as one of Scotland's foremost writers of the 20th century, he is less well-known as a perceptive and meditative essayist who wrote on a variety of subjects - from landscape, nature and the sea to literature, politics and matters of the spirit. Written in parallel with his novels, these essays contain many of the ideas and speculations that inform them. In this collection the focus is on landscape and the stimulus it provides for a journey of an enquiring mind from the observation of everyday life to a state of self-realisation. The essays mark the route. For example, in The French Fishing Smack there is a sense of freedom that only the sea can give; in The First Salmon a primal sense of adventure captivates; The Heron's Legs cannot but engender a sense of wonder and Light is a signal that the inner journey of the spirit has all but ended.

Item Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1904445-90-6
Uncontrolled Keywords: Neil M Gunn; essays; spiritual journey; landscape;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Arts & Creative Industries
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 082 Collections in English
Library of Congress Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Item ID: 3716
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2010 16:10
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2010 16:13
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3716

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