Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Rosemary Goring's SCOTLAND: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY in The New York Review of Books

In a wide-ranging survey of recent books on Scotland in The New York Review of Books, Andrew O'Hagan notes that "Rosemary Goring's Scotland: An Autobiography is a spirited collection of witnessing from all periods of Scotland. The choices she makes are quite exquisite and collectively the book fulfills the very needful function of telling the Scottish story itself . . There are two hundred witnessings and it is hard to imagine many countries near Scotland's size being able to provide such a gigantic vision of human progress, ingress, regress, and finesse."

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