Divine Landscapes

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9780151257461: Divine Landscapes

The celebrated novelist and writer Ronald Blythe takes us on an unforgettable tour of Britain, tracing in its hills and water meadows, in its city streets and along its shores, signs of a rich spiritual ancestry. Black-and-white photography throughout.

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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.

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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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