The Acid House Setting & Symbolism

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Edinburgh, appears in A Smart Cunt, and various stories

Edinburgh is the Scottish city where the novella and a number of the short stories in the book are set. The city's economically depressed neighborhoods and seedy bars are the principal locales, and the overall impression is one of oppression.

Glasgow, appears in The Two Philosophers

Glasgow is the Scottish city where Lou Ornstein and his Scottish colleague, Gus McGlone, meet in the story, "The Two Philosophers." The story takes place in bars, in an alley outside a bar, and at a police station.

Stoke Newington, appears in The Shooter and Stoke Newington Blues

Stoke Newington is a neighborhood in Edinburgh where Gary and Jock meet in the story, "The Shooter." Gary lives there, with his wife and child. It is also the place from which the protagonist travels in Stoke Newington Blues, although that story is set in...

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