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Authors and books that will make you love Scotland…

January… February…what about sitting by the fireside with a good book when it’s freezing cold outside and the wind is howling ;-). Add to that a cup of tea, coffee or chocolate and you’ll begin to like winter! Unless, of course, you prefer to go out and face the elements. I must admit that when […]

Kenneth White: a Geopoetical Legacy to the World – Part I…

Kenneth White n’est plus…

The great Scottish-French poet and visionary thinker passed away peacefully, at the age of 87, on the night of 11 August 2023, in Gwenved, the house he had lived in with his wife Marie-Claude for fourty years, in the Côtes d’Armor, Brittany. All our thoughts are with his lifelong companion to […]

Towards new open spaces with Kenneth White …

”Kenneth White is an absolutely genial and visionary Scottish-French author, an inspired and inspiring poet, essayist, traveller and philosopher who created the concept of ‘geopoetics’* and the International Institute of Geopoetics* in 1989.

I first heard about Kenneth White years ago at Bordeaux Montaigne University when I began a late and short cursus of English […]

Books from the croft at Two Ravens Press on the Isle of Lewis

 

Ferry to the Outer Hebrides Oban-Barra © 2004 Scotiana

Hi everybody,

Before resuming our virtual ‘Journey around Scotland‘, let me tell you a few words about the titles I’ve just added to my summer reading list for whether we are going to take our favourite books with us on the beach, on […]

Kenneth White’s Life & Works Across the Territories – Ayrshire

Kenneth White – Lettres de Gourgounel – Les Presses d'Aujourd'hui – 1979

I would like to begin this post with a few words about Lettres de Gourgounel (1979), one of the first books written by Kenneth White (his first book of prose) and also the first book I‘ve read by this author. The […]