White, Kenneth The Wanderer and His Charts

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The Wanderer and His Charts

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Following on from the same author's On Scottish Ground, this book shows Kenneth White on his tracks outside Scotland, before zooming in on his return. A first part, 'The Intellectual Nomad', lays out the practice of intellectual nomadism, based on White's first explorations and researches in Glasgow, as a reader, or companion rather, of Nietzsche and Rimbaud. A second part, 'Place and Space', gathers together essays written in the environment of a mountain and frontier country (the Pyrenees), then in that of an exposed marine area (the north coast of Brittany). In the third part, 'A Cultural Project', White comes back to Scotland, not only with a collection of works, but with a cultural project subsumed under the name 'geopoetics'. In White's hands, the essay is no mere literary chit-chat or impressionistic rambling, it's a method of fast thinking, mental cartography. The sheer scope of the information, the clarity and cogency of the argumentation, is hard to find anywhere else.

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Kenneth White was born in Glasgow and studied at the universities of Glasgow, Munich and Paris. He began to be published in London in the 1960s, but broke with the British scene in 1967 and moved to France. He held the Chair of XXth century Poetics at the Sorbonne from 1983 to 1996, and in 1989 he founded the International Institute of Geopoetics. Kenneth White is the author of numerous books, including On Scottish Ground and House of Tides. He regularly lectures and tours in both Scotland and France and his appearances at the Edinburgh Book Festival sell out every year. He lives in Brittany.

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