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Albion: Origins of the English Imagination
Albion: Origins of the English Imagination Peter Ackroyd 0385497725 9780385497725 Peter Ackroyd follows his acclaimedLondon: The Biographywith a book that once again plumbs the history of England and uncovers the continuities that link past and prese
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Albion: Origins of the English Imagination by Peter Ackroyd

Peter Ackroyd follows his acclaimedLondon: The Biographywith a book that once again plumbs the history of England and uncovers the continuities that link past and present. A dazzling, highly original exploration of English culture from its roots in the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day, ALBION demonstrates that a quintessentially English quality imbues every form of cultural expressionnot just literature, but also painting, music, architecture, philosophy, and science. In an intricate, expertly crafted mixture of narrative and theme, Ackroyd travels through time and across cultural categories as he seeks out the roots and the essence of the English imagination. With an irrepressible curiosity and contagious enthusiasm, he moves fromBeowulfto Virginia Woolf, Hogarth to Hockney, Purcell to Vaughan Williams, Inigo Jones to Edward Lutyens. His lively biographical sketches and incisive exegeses of the work of figures both well known and less familiar deepen our understanding and appreciation of our inherited culture. LikeLondon: The Biography, ALBION contains unexpected treasures, including a thought-provoking look at immigration and assimilation and a delightful digression into the English obsession with gardening. Black-and-white photographs and drawings, and two lavish four-color inserts add visual appeal throughout. Ackroyds talent for distilling information and presenting it with novelistic flair shines on every page of ALBION. It is Peter Ackroyd at his most brilliant and exuberant.

Author: Peter Ackroyd

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 560

Publisher: Nan A. Talese

Publication Date: 2003-10-21

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