At the Source : A Writer's Year Paperback / softback
"At the Source" reflects upon a writer's deep inheritance of language, myth and nature.
Her creative journeys begin from those sources. The book opens with a house, Blaen Cwrt. A river rises, a tributary which will flow on to the Atlantic, and a family has its roots there.
There the Welsh poet Gillian Clarke writes in what was the byre, looking across a landscape worked and imagined by generations of farmers and poets.
Six chapters explore the relationship of places and languages, culture and family, geology and myth, in a poet's imagination.
At the heart of the book is a journal of the writer's year.
Lyrical, wise, meticulously observant, often humorous, Clarke records the experience of living and working on the land, observing the world from a particular place, the continuity and remaking of the source.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 165 pages
- Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 27/05/2008
- Category: Architecture
- ISBN: 9781857549867
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