Living Stones

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The Living Stones and The Crying of the Wind make up British Surrealist Ithell Colquhoun’s unique memoirs and travelogues, reprinted for the first time since 1957, now with an introduction by acclaimed comedian Stewart Lee. In The Living Stones Colquhoun takes us through Cornwall, providing a fascinating and romantic key to the county’s pagan past.

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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.

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Weight 0.249 kg
Dimensions 19.7 × 12.7 × 1.8 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

224

Language

English

Edition

New edition

Dewey

914.23704 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K