Albion: The Origins of the English Imagination
From Beowulf and the Venerable Bede through King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table to Tolkein's LORD OF THE RINGS; from Chaucer through Shakespeare to Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters; from Purcell to Vaughan Williams, Hogarth to Turner; from mystery plays and lives of the saints through music hall to pantomime ua Peter Ackroyd's favourite themes are there: visionary poetry, theatrical novels, fantastical travel books; English paths in the English landscape, the sound of the sea in English music; the overlapping of myth with reality, fiction with non-fiction - and there are also explorations of forgery and plagiarism; Romanticism and autobiography; translation and assimilation; ruins and antiquarianism.; the English love of miniatures, drag acts and eccentrics; and the English predilection for understatement and embarrassment. As he did in London, Peter Ackroyd leads the reader through a labyrinth. This will be one of the most exciting and exuberant books to be published in 2002.
Try this search over all volumes: "the cleric's name"
Results 1-0 of 0
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: Albion: The Origins of the English ImaginationUser Review - Jacque - Goodreads
Kinda dry but great points and connections! Read full review
Review: Albion: The Origins of the English ImaginationUser Review - Richard Thomas - Goodreads
It's a very Peter Ackroyd book with an eclectic array of his interests and passions - primarily London but also the imagination and vision of poets. Not a book to read at a sitting but one to go in and out of as one's interest dictates. Read full review
Combining Methods in Educational and Social Research
Limited preview - 2004
Multicultural Horizons: Diversity and the Limits of the Civil Nation
No preview available - 2008