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William Morris in Iceland: Questions of Travel [Hardcover]

Lavinia Greenlaw

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28 April 2011
Lavinia Greenlaw's selection from Morris's Icelandic Journal ('the best book of travel written by an English poet', and the least known) is interposed with her own 'questions of travel', which follow the footprints of Morris's prose, responding to its surfaces and undercurrents, extending its horizons. The result is a new and composite work, which brilliantly explores our conflicted reasons for not staying at home.

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Lavinia Greenlaw was born in London, where she has lived for most of her life. She studied seventeenth-century art at the Courtaul Institute, and was awarded a three-year NESTA fellowship to pursue her interest in vision, travel and perception. Her poetry includes Minsk and The Casual Perfect. Her other books are two novels, Mary George of Allnorthover and An Irresponsible Age, Thoughts of a Night sea (a collaboration with Garry Fabian Miller), and the non-fiction The Importance of Music to Girls. She has won a number of prizes and has held residencies at the Science Museum and the Royal Society of Medicine. Her work for BBC Radio includes programmes about the Arctic, the Baltic, Emily Dickinson and Elizabeth Bishop. She has also written radio drama, song texts and opera libretti. She is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Put it in your suitcase. 28 May 2012
By Micah Christensen - Published on Amazon.com
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It started as an impulse purchase the the London Review Bookshop and became a good friend as I travelled in Spain, Portugal, France, and the United States. In Questions of Travel, Lavinia Greenlaw, a wonderful poet in her own right, shares excerpts from William Morris' nineteenth-century journey to Iceland. Morris is principally known for his involvement in the Arts & Crafts Movement. As a traveler, we see how funny, insightful and profound he can be in his private life. His comments are universally applicable to anyone going away from or back home.
5.0 out of 5 stars Book in perfect condition; rapid delivery 6 April 2014
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The Book Depository did a great job. This book arrived in tip-top condition. A lovely presentation of many of Morris's experiences in Iceland.
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