Summary of Human Settlement: Nooteboom

Posted in Research, Texts by chrisfremantle on May 16, 2006

“Seaweed becomes kelp,
shell becomes stone,
liver becomes light,
earth becomes turf,
and rocks and sea-wrack becomes soil in which to grow potatoes”

A ‘summary of human settlement’ for the Gaelic speaking crofting community on Aran on the West coast of Ireland quote in The Guardian 06.05.06 from Nomad’s Hotel: Travels in Time and Space,
Cees Nooteboom, Havill Secker, 2006

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