The Living Stones

The Living Stones Cornwall

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Paperback (01 May 2017) | English

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In The Living Stones, the British surrealist painter and writer Ithell Colquhoun drifts through Cornwall in search of an artist's studio and sanctuary from the modern world. Her finely wrought and learned observations of festivals, fairs and druidic rituals, quickly establish her as the reader's gnostic guide to the county. She paints a land of ghosts, pedlars, borrowed saints and holy sites, charmed wells and crumbling megaliths, and finds in the city emigrants a prefiguring of hippie culture. Above all, Colquhoun connects us with the eerie, numinous beauty of the Cornish countryside, quietly insisting that we see the Cornwall she sees: an ancient land of myth and legend.

Book information

ISBN: 9780720618938
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
Imprint: Peter Owen
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
DEWEY: 914.23704
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 24355
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 252g
Height: 198mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 17mm