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Weatherland

Alexandra Harris

Weatherland

writers & artists under English skies

by Alexandra Harris

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  • 36 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English literature,
  • History and criticism,
  • Weather in literature,
  • Nature in literature

  • About the Edition

    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.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Other titlesWriters and artists under English skies
    StatementAlexandra Harris
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR408.A68 H37 2015
    The Physical Object
    Pagination432 pages
    Number of Pages432
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27206411M
    ISBN 100500518114
    ISBN 109780500518113
    LC Control Number2015938378
    OCLC/WorldCa917375690

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    Culture > Books > Reviews Weatherland: Writers & artists under English Skies, by Alexandra Harris, book review: Origins of the moody blues How Author: Lucasta Miller. Leslie Dixon Weatherhead CBE (14 October – 5 January ) was an English Christian theologian in the liberal Protestant tradition. Weatherhead was noted for his preaching ministry at City Temple in London and for his books, including The Will of God, The Christian Agnostic, and Psychology, Religion, and Healing. Virgin : City Temple, London (–).

    Get this from a library! Weatherland: writers & artists under English skies. [Alexandra Harris] -- 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. Weatherland is a beautifully written book which, as a broad survey under the umbrella (pun very much intended) of weather conditions, leaps playfully and sometimes dramatically from puddle to puddle of weather description, metaphor and meaning, evoking both the Sturm und Drang and the sublime of the Romantics, but also our very real and human.


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Weatherland is endlessly fascinating, a study of the representation of weather by English artists and writers from the earliest times till now. Alexandra Harris is an engaging guide to an engrossing subject and imparts enormous learning in beautifully elegant prose/5.

A fascinating idea, this book looks at the influence and treatment of weather in English literature and art. The book spans the centuries, and demonstrates how cultural ideas about weather, as well as the acual evolving climate, are reflected by the writers and visual artists of each era/5(38).

Weatherland is a celebration of English air and a life story of those who have lived in it. The Amazon Book Review Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more/5(38). Weatherland is a celebration of English air and a life-story of those who have lived in it.

Chosen as Book of the Year by The Times, Sunday Times, Observer. Weatherland book PDF Weatherland book full free. Weatherland available for download and read online in other formats. PDF Book Download Full PDF eBook Free Download. Weatherland is both a sweeping panorama of cultural climates on the move and a richly illustrated, intimate account - for although weather is vast, it is experienced physically.

When Alexandra Harris comes to it in her new book, Weatherland, it is presented as one more milestone on a journey charting the course of England’s imaginative weather from anonymous Anglo-Saxons 3/5. The story of English culture over a thousand Weatherland book can be told as the story of changing ideas about the weather.

Writers and artists across the centuries, looking up at the same skies and walking in the same brisk air, have felt very different things.

In a sweeping panorama, Weatherland allows us to witness cultural climates on the move. The Anglo-Saxons lived in a. Weatherland is an uplifting book, like a first spring breeze.

Weatherland is published by Thames & Hudson (£). Click here to order it for £Author: Sara Wheeler. Weatherland is an uplifting book, like a first spring breeze. --Observer A brilliant, beautiful and sensual book (and it is a lovely object, with its rich paper and fine illustrations)/5(43).

Weatherland is an uplifting book, like a first spring breeze. --Observer A brilliant, beautiful and sensual book (and it is a lovely object, with its rich paper and fine illustrations).Reviews: Weatherland is both a sweeping panorama 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.

My thinking about people and weather has been inspired from the first by Virginia Woolf,” writes Harris, whose Romantic Moderns won the Guardian First Book Award in In Weatherland, Harris captures the moods and influence of weather from Roman Britain to today’s climate change in lyrical prose that slides easily from historic moments to 21st Century Brand: Thames & Hudson.

Weatherland is an attempt to watch cultural climates on the move and to tell a history of English literature in terms of light and air.

The Anglo-Saxons before the Norman Conquest lived in a wintry world, writing about the coldness of exile or the shelters. Weatherland: Writers & Artists Under English Skies: Alexandra Harris: Books - 5/5(1).

Alexandra Harris ’s splendid Weatherland is a history of English weather and English attitudes to it, from Grendel to climate change. Her examples are predominantly literary, though she also takes. Weatherland is both a sweeping panorama 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 4/5(1).

‘Weatherland,’ by Alexandra Harris In Virginia Woolf’s novel “Orlando,” every century of the title character’s long life is marked by distinctively different weather and. Reading Weatherland has made me want to return to books I know well, including several of Woolf’s, both to consider the ways in which the weather is important in them, and because ‘the weather in which we read affects our understanding of a book’ (p).

The recent spell of hot weather prompted me to think that the English do become a little mad in our. The story of English culture over a thousand years can be told as the story of changing ideas about the weather.

Writers and artists across the centuries, looking up at the /5(). The story of English culture over a thousand years can be told as the story of changing ideas about the weather. Writers and artists across the centuries, looking up at the same skies and walking in the same brisk air, have felt very different things.

In a sweeping panorama, Weatherland allows us to witness cultural climates on the move. The Anglo-Saxons before. A lively look at the English literary and artistic responses to the weather from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Keats and Ian McEwan.

In a sweeping panorama, Weatherland allows us to witness England’s cultural climates across the centuries. Before the Norman Conquest, Anglo-Saxons living in a wintry world wrote about the coldness of exile or the shelters they had to Brand: Thames & Hudson.

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 : Paperback.Weatherland by Alexandra Harris is a sweeping panorama and magic carpet ride through the history of England using a quirky weathervane to measure the changing culture - the weather.

Author Alexandra Harris’ debut book won The Guardian’s Book of the Year.