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The Last of the Light: About Twilight

Pt of twilight from the melancholy of smoky English autumn evenings to the midnight sun of northern European summers and beyond Taking in poets and painters Victorians and Romans city and countryside and deftly combining memoir literature philosophy and art history Davidson shows. Bought for a friendshe loves it and she s a book fiendso it must be good

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Neither day nor night twilight has long exerted a fascination for Western artists thinkers and writers while haunting the Romantics and intriguing philosophers and scientists In The Last of the Light Peter Davidson takes readers through our culture s long engagement with the conce. With a freewheeling anecdotal style reminiscent of WG Sebald and ranging in subject matter from Rilke to a Hundred and One Dalmations Davidson effortlessly steers us from the sunsets of Aberdeenshire to the bonfires of Vicenza without ever having to remind us that he is first and foremost a poet

Peter Davidson ê 5 Summary

How the atmospheric shadows and the in between nature of twilight has fired the imagination and generated works of incredible beauty mystery and romance Ambitious and brilliantly executed this is the perfect book for the bedside table richly rewarding and endlessly thought provoki. wonderful book by an author I ve been reading for years The Elouence of Shadows 1994 The Universal Baroue 2007 alas my copy arrived damaged but not damaged enough to hassle with replacement

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  • 03 July 2019
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About the Author: Peter Davidson

En tant u’auteur connu certains de ses livres fascinent les lecteurs comme dans le livre The Last of the Light About Twilight ui est l’un des lecteurs les plus recherchés Peter Davidson auteurs dans le monde



9 thoughts on “The Last of the Light: About Twilight

  1. says:

    Fascinating book

  2. says:

    Deeply original, drawing on an enormous variety of cultural references Thoughtful, poetic, melancholy, the product of a magpie mind of huge intellect and deep feeling.

  3. says:

    With a freewheeling anecdotal style reminiscent of WG Sebald, and ranging in subject matter from Rilke to a Hundred and One Dalmations Davidson effortlessly steers us from the sunsets of Aberdeenshire to the bonfires of Vicenza without ever

  4. says:

    A very evocative study of the cultural and atmosphere of failing light

  5. says:

    Bought for a friendshe loves it and she s a book fiendso it must be good.

  6. says:

    The Celtic Twilight revisited with cultured elegance, a good read for those who find themselves at odds modern times.

  7. says:

    wonderful book by an author I ve been reading for years The Eloquence of Shadows 1994 , The Universal Baroque 2007 alas, my copy arrived damaged, but not damaged enough to hassle with replacement.

  8. says:

    excellent

  9. says:

    loving the book, just as described, excellent seller Would recommend

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