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Divine Landscapes is an illustrated guide to some of the places where mystics, poets and saintly writers lived and worked, drawing on their local surroundings to find metaphors and images for the sublime and inexpressible. Among many places, we discover anew: John Donne's London, George Herbert's riverside haunts in Chelsea, Cambridge and Salisbury, John Bunyon's Celestial City in Bedford, Langland's Shropshire and Malvern Hills, Julian's Norwich,Columba's Iona, Cuthbert's Holy Island and other sites hallowed by Celtic poet saints. It is illustrated with Edwin Smith's timeless black and white images.
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RONALD BLYTHE is one of Britain's foremost literary names and in 2006 was awarded the prestigious Benson Medal, a prize awarded by the Royal Society of Literature in recognition of lifetime achievement.From Library Journal:
Blythe, author of Akenfield (1969), presents a series of meditations on sites associated with English mystical writers and visionary poets. He demonstrates how landscapes known intimately by such luminaries as William Langland, George Herbert, and John Bunyan inform their religious outlooks. Blythe begins with a somber chapter on the meaning of Tyburn in the English religious experience and ends by considering how English hymns reflect the landscape. The image of the parish priest carrying on his duties through centuries of English history binds the chapters together, and Smith's sensitive photographs reveal how much of the past a determined explorer can still recover. Recommended for collections specializing in English literature, Christian devotional works, and guidebooks to Britain. Barbara J. Dunlap, City Coll. Lib., CUNY
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Book Description Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd, 2007. Condition: New. Edwin Smith (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M1853117730