The Crying of the Wind

The Crying of the Wind Ireland

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The British surrealist painter and writer Ithell Colquhoun recalls episodes from her travels in Ireland as a young woman turning her back on the modern world and setting out across the unruly Irish countryside. Here, among the holy wells, monasteries and tumuli, she finds a canvas on which her sensibility and animist beliefs can freely express themselves. Her style is beguiling, her voice sincere, and through her unique perceptions we discover a land that is fiercely alive and compelling. It is a place where the wind cries, the stones tell old tales and the mountains watch over the roads and those who travel on them. By intuiting the eerie magic of Ireland, Colquhoun casts her own spell. She offers up a land of myth and legend, stripped of its modern signs, at the same time offering herself to the reader in this portrait of the artist as a young woman.

Book information

ISBN: 9780720618945
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
Imprint: Peter Owen
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
DEWEY: 914.504
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 222g
Height: 198mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 15mm