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Ghostways

Ghostways

Two Journeys in Unquiet Places

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"A hauntingly beautiful diptych of works inspired by Robert Macfarlane's travels with celebrated collaborators to two eerie corners of England. In Holloway, "a perfect miniature prose-poem" (William Dalrymple), Macfarlane, artist Stanley Donwood, and writer Dan Richards travel to Dorset, near the south coast of England, to explore a famed "hollowed way"-a path used by walkers and riders for so many centuries that it has become worn far down into the soft golden bedrock of the region. In Ness, "a triumphant libretto of mythic modernism for our poisoned age" (Max Porter), Macfarlane and Donwood create a modern myth about Orford Ness, the ten-mile-long shingle spit that lies off the coast of East Anglia, which the British government used for decades to conduct secret weapons tests"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, 2020
Edition: First American edition
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781324015826
1324015829
Call Number: 914.233 M1649g
Characteristics: x, 130 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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SFPL_danielay Mar 17, 2021

Not what I had expected after having read several of Robert Macfarlane's books but a joy to read nonetheless. It is not a straightforward account of nature or landscape but a meditation on two distinct places that he wrote about in a more traditional way in "The Wild Places." The writin... Read More »


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SFPL_danielay Mar 17, 2021

Not what I had expected after having read several of Robert Macfarlane's books but a joy to read nonetheless. It is not a straightforward account of nature or landscape but a meditation on two distinct places that he wrote about in a more traditional way in "The Wild Places." The writing, expecially the first part, about the Orford Ness, reminded me of the Area X trilogy of Jeff VanderMeer whereas the second one really drove home the point how landscape can connect us with people we have lost.

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