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Perseus in the Wind

A Life of Travel

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Written just after the Second World War, Perseus in the Wind (named after the constellation) is perhaps the most personal, and haunting, of all Freya Stark's writings. She muses on the seasons, the effect light has on a landscape at a particular time of day, the smell of the earth after rain, Muslim saints, Indian temples, war and old age. Each chapter is devoted to a particular theme: happiness (simple pleasures, like her father's passion for the view from his cabin in Canada); education (to be able to command happiness, recognize beauty, value death, increase enjoyment); beauty (incongruous, flighty and elusive - a description of the stars, the burst of flowers in a park); death (a childhood awareness of the finality of time, the meaningfulness of the end); memory (the jewelled quality of literature, pleasure, love, an echo or a scent when aged by the passage of time). For those who have loved her travel writing, Perseus in the Wind illuminates the motivations behind her journeys and the woman behind the traveller.

Product code: 9781838601812

ISBN 9781838601812
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129
No. Of Pages 192
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Written just after the Second World War, this is perhaps the most personal, and haunting, of all Freya Stark's writings. Each chapter is devoted to a particular theme, from happiness to education to death. For those who love her travel writing, this book illuminates the motivations behind her journeys and the woman behind the traveller.