Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Literary Scotland

“Language of the Land”, a book of literary maps held by the Library of Congress (LoC) has somewhat belatedly arrived in OPU. There are several Scotland-related entries, including a Poetry Map of Edinburgh (by the Scottish Poetry Library – you can see it here in NLS); a map of Scotland illustrating Shakespeare’s Macbeth; an official tourist map of Burns’ country; a Sherlock Holmes “mystery map” with some lovely illustrations including the Hound of the Baskervilles and Holmes’s fight with Professor Moriarty. It completes our printed collections relating to the exhibition – we already have the exhibition pack.
The LoC also has an online exhibition along similar lines, relating only to America.