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The Book of Hours: An Anthology: Jackson, Kevin

The Book of Hours: An Anthology

Jackson, Kevin

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ISBN 10: 1585679836 / ISBN 13: 9781585679836
Published by Duckworth Overlook, 2007
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Duckworth Overlook Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good/Very Good. Deep brown cloth boards with gilt titling on spine. Solidly bound, square, sharp. Remainder dot on lower text block. Jacket illustrated with 'The Mostyn', yellow with black lettering on cover and spine. Bright, unmarked. Price clipped. This book collects the greatest literary moments that define the twenty-four hours of the day. London, New York: Duckworth Overlook, 2007. 5.25" x 7.75" tall; 221pp. Bookseller Inventory # 51770

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Title: The Book of Hours: An Anthology

Publisher: Duckworth Overlook

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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Throughout history, most people have lived by the celestial clock of night and day, and by the biological clock of hunger and thirst. Alongside civilization developed the astonishing idea that the day might be divided and subdivided into regular units of time, each with their appropriate behaviors and endeavors. Since the monastic era in the West, this organization by hours has become so entrenched that time as we perceive it has come almost to seem uncaused, a fact of nature. Now Kevin Jackson restores its strangeness and richness. From the structure of the working day to the imposition of curfews, from the scheduling of public events to the content of etiquette, in a manner no less remarkable for being rarely remarked, the hours give a meaning to our days. Here then are the hours, from dawn to Eliot's ?uncertain hour before dawn? by way of elevens and the lunch hour, the hours for siesta, vespers and the witching hour.

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Kevin Jackson is a writer, broadcaster and film-maker. His work for the BBC includes films on Anthony Burgess, George Eliot and William Morris for television and documentaries on William Blake and John Ruskin for radio. A former Associate Arts Editor of the Independent, for which he continues to write, he has contributed to the Sunday Times, Sight and Sound and the New Yorker. He lives in London.

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