The ruins of experience : Scotland's "romantick" Highlands and the birth of the modern witness (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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The ruins of experience : Scotland's "romantick" Highlands and the birth of the modern witness

Author: Matthew Wickman
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A brilliant study of legal events and of literary texts concerned with the Scottish Highlands in the late eighteenth to nineteenth century, which then provides a structure for exploring the decay of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Wickman
ISBN: 0812239717 9780812239713
OCLC Number: 72161919
Notes: Texts examined include: poems, novels, philosophical texts, travel narratives, contemporary theory, and evidential treatises and trial narratives.
Description: xv, 252 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface : Scottish highland romance : a reappraisal --
Introduction : experience and the allure of the improbable --
1. A musket shot and its echoes : the Romantick origins of the modern witness --
2. Aftershocks of the Appin murder : Scott, Stevenson, and "storytell[ing]" --
3. Evidence and equivalence : the parallel logics of proof and progress --
4. Improvement and apocalypse : afterimages of the "promised land" of modern romance --
5. The compulsions of immediacy : Macpherson, Wilkomirski, and their Fragments controversies --
6. Of mourning and machinery : contrasting techniques of highland vision --
7. Highland romance in late modernity.
Responsibility: Matthew Wickman.

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