To the river: a journey beneath the surface

By: Laing, Olivia
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Edinburgh Canongate Books 2011Description: ix, 281 p.: ill. Include bibliographyISBN: 9781847677921Subject(s): Travel - Europe - General | Ouse river (East Sussex, England) - Description and travel | The earth: Natural history - General | EnglandDDC classification: 914.225704 Summary: “A river passing through a landscape catches the world and gives it back redoubled: a shifting, glinting world more mysterious than the one we customarily inhabit. Rivers run through our civilisations like strings through beads”. An odyssey along the banks of the River Ouse, from source to sea; a profound and haunting reflection on history and landscape by one of the most important writers of modern non-fiction. Over sixty years after Virginia Woolf drowned in the River Ouse, Olivia Laing set out one midsummer morning to walk its banks, from source to sea. Along the way, she explores the roles that rivers play in human lives, tracing their intricate flow through literature, mythology and folklore. Lyrical and stirring, To the River is a passionate investigation into how history resides in a landscape - and how ghosts never quite leave the places they love. https://canongate.co.uk/books/1211-to-the-river-a-journey-beneath-the-surface/
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
I. Clearing Out
II. At the Source
III. Going Under
IV. Wake
V. In the Flood
VI. The Lady Vanishes
VII. Bede's Sparrow
VIII. Salvage
Bibliography
Acknowledgements.

“A river passing through a landscape catches the world and gives it back redoubled: a shifting, glinting world more mysterious than the one we customarily inhabit. Rivers run through our civilisations like strings through beads”. An odyssey along the banks of the River Ouse, from source to sea; a profound and haunting reflection on history and landscape by one of the most important writers of modern non-fiction. Over sixty years after Virginia Woolf drowned in the River Ouse, Olivia Laing set out one midsummer morning to walk its banks, from source to sea. Along the way, she explores the roles that rivers play in human lives, tracing their intricate flow through literature, mythology and folklore. Lyrical and stirring, To the River is a passionate investigation into how history resides in a landscape - and how ghosts never quite leave the places they love.

https://canongate.co.uk/books/1211-to-the-river-a-journey-beneath-the-surface/

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