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- DescriptionWriters and artists across the centuries, from Chaucer to Ian McEwan, and from the creator of the Luttrell Psalter in the 14th century to John Piper in the 20th, looking up at the same skies and walking in the same brisk air, have felt very different things and woven them into their vels, poems and paintings. Alexandra Harris' subject is t the weather itself, but the weather as it is daily recreated in the human imagination. She builds her remarkable story from small evocative details and catches the distinct voices of compelling individuals: 'Bloody cold', says Jonathan Swift in the 'slobbery' January of 1713; Percy Shelley wants to become a cloud and John Ruskin wants to bottle one...Weatherland is both a sweeping parama of cultural climates on the move and a richly illustrated, intimate account - for although weather is vast, it is experienced physically, emotionally and spiritually; as Harris cleverly reveals, it is at the very heart of English life and culture.
- PrizesShortlisted for Ondaatje Prize 2016.
- Author(s)Alexandra Harris
- PublisherThames & Hudson Ltd
- Date of Publication14/07/2016
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- First Published2016
- ImprintThames & Hudson Ltd
- Weight430 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
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