Ghostways - by Robert MacFarlane & Stanley Donwood & Dan Richards (Paperback)
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"About the Book A hauntingly beautiful diptych of works inspired by Robert Macfarlane's travels with celebrated collaborators to two eerie corners of England. Book Synopsis 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 be 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. Review Quotes [A]n almost-too-fitting natural history for [2020]...Ghostways is designed to evoke more than inform, and often echoes what you bring to it...--Genevieve Valentine ""NPR"" A lovely evocation of some 'spectral and unreal' elements of the British landscape.-- ""Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"" A strangely lovely book...Contemplative, impressionistic and suffused with aspects of the mythic, these pieces operate at times like prose poems....--David L. Ulin ""Los Angeles Times"" These stories convey [Macfarlane's] talent for elevating even modest wonders with sincere attention....Macfarlane approaches the natural world with humility and a deep appreciation for the spirits that haunt a landscape.--Emily Borrow ""Wall Street Journal"""



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