A Book of Winter. Edith Sitwell Edith Sitwell

ISBN: 9781448200245

Published: August 1st 2012

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100 pages


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A Book of Winter. Edith Sitwell  by  Edith Sitwell

A Book of Winter. Edith Sitwell by Edith Sitwell
August 1st 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 100 pages | ISBN: 9781448200245 | 4.36 Mb

This book is about the pleasures to be found in Winter. Beginning with an exquisite passage from the Japanese, translated by Arthur Waley, we turn to those lines from the Old Testament in which Job enquires, Hast thou entered into treasures of theMoreThis book is about the pleasures to be found in Winter.

Beginning with an exquisite passage from the Japanese, translated by Arthur Waley, we turn to those lines from the Old Testament in which Job enquires, Hast thou entered into treasures of the Snow? From there we go to two Japanese poems of over a thousand years ago, translated by Arthur Waley.The book includes a generally unknown sonnet of great beauty by Lord Herbert of Cherbury, a little-known poem by Henry King, a song by Wyatt, and strange passages about the Northern Lights by early travellers.

There are poems by Blake, Byron, Donne, Phineas Fletcher, Campion, Herrick, Villon, Mallarme, Baudelaire and Marot. There are ten poems For Christmas Day, including several carols that are little known. There is a section under the heading of By the Fire, and one devoted to The Winter Night.

The latter contains several religious meditations of great beauty, as well as passages devoted to Fairies and Spirits. Finally, after all adventures, we find ourselves at the beginning of spring, just as the ice begins to melt.



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