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The Resource Weatherland : writers & artists under English skies, Alexandra Harris

Weatherland : writers & artists under English skies, Alexandra Harris

Label
Weatherland : writers & artists under English skies
Title
Weatherland
Title remainder
writers & artists under English skies
Statement of responsibility
Alexandra Harris
Title variation
Writers and artists under English skies
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Writers 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 novels, poems and paintings. Alexandra Harriss subject is not 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 panorama of cultural climates on the move and a richly illustrated, intimate account for although weather, like culture, is vast, it is experienced physically, emotionally and spiritually; as Harris cleverly reveals, it is at the very core of what it means to be English
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harris, Alexandra
Dewey number
820.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR408.A68
LC item number
H37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Nature in literature
  • Weather in literature
Label
Weatherland : writers & artists under English skies, Alexandra Harris
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223114685945
  • 31223114674469
  • 31223114674477
  • 31223114685937
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A mirror in the sky -- Tesserae -- The winter-wise -- Forms of mastery -- Imported elements -- Weathervane -- 'Whan that Aprill..." -- Month by month -- Secrets and signs -- A holly branch -- 'Why fares the world thus?' -- Splendour and artifice -- Shakespeare: inside-out -- Two anatomists -- Sky and bones -- Milton's temperature -- A pause: on Freezeland Street -- Method and measurement -- Reasoning with mud -- A language for the breeze -- Dr Johnson withstands the weather -- Day by day -- Coleridge and the storm -- Wordsworth: weather's friend -- A flight: in cloudland -- Shelley on air -- The stillness of Keats -- Clare's calendar -- Turner and the sun -- Companions of the sky -- 'Drip, drip drip' -- Varieties of gloom -- Ruskin in the age of Umber -- Rain on a grave -- Bright new world -- Greyscale -- Too much weather -- Flood
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
432 pages
Isbn
9780500518113
Lccn
2015938378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
917375690
Label
Weatherland : writers & artists under English skies, Alexandra Harris
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223114685945
  • 31223114674469
  • 31223114674477
  • 31223114685937
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A mirror in the sky -- Tesserae -- The winter-wise -- Forms of mastery -- Imported elements -- Weathervane -- 'Whan that Aprill..." -- Month by month -- Secrets and signs -- A holly branch -- 'Why fares the world thus?' -- Splendour and artifice -- Shakespeare: inside-out -- Two anatomists -- Sky and bones -- Milton's temperature -- A pause: on Freezeland Street -- Method and measurement -- Reasoning with mud -- A language for the breeze -- Dr Johnson withstands the weather -- Day by day -- Coleridge and the storm -- Wordsworth: weather's friend -- A flight: in cloudland -- Shelley on air -- The stillness of Keats -- Clare's calendar -- Turner and the sun -- Companions of the sky -- 'Drip, drip drip' -- Varieties of gloom -- Ruskin in the age of Umber -- Rain on a grave -- Bright new world -- Greyscale -- Too much weather -- Flood
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
432 pages
Isbn
9780500518113
Lccn
2015938378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
917375690

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