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The Worm Forgives The Plough

Author : John Stewart Collis
ISBN : 9781409088400
Genre : Nature
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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ROBERT MACFARLANE During the Second World War, John Stewart Collis volunteered to leave his comfortable life as an academic to work on the land for the war effort. His account of this time perfectly captures the soft-handed, city-dweller's naivety and wonder both at the workings of nature and the toughness of life on a farm. It's set in the south of England and comprises exquisitely written sections on whatever happens to take Collis's fancy and inspire his thoughtful curiosity, ranging from humorous sketches of the characters he works alongside; mini-essays such as 'Contemplation upon Ants', The Mystery of Clouds', 'Colloquy on the Rick', 'Meditation while Singling Mangolds', 'The Garden of Eden'; and celebrations of the earthworm, pea and potato. His mind ranges far and wide through literature science and philosophy as well as amazing descriptive writing, which makes for a book that is as uncategorisable as it is enchanting.

The Worm Forgives The Plough While Following The Plough

Author : John Stewart Collis
ISBN : CORNELL:31924050706765
Genre : Agriculture
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NATURAL HISTORY, COUNTRY LIFE & PETS. During the Second World War, John Stewart Collis volunteered to leave his comfortable life as an academic to work on the land for the war effort. His account of this time perfectly captures the soft-handed, city-dweller's naivety and wonder both at the workings of nature and the toughness of life on a farm. It's set in the south of England and comprises exquisitely written sections on whatever happens to take Collis' fancy and inspire his thoughtful curiosity, ranging from humorous sketches of the characters he works alongside; mini-essays such as 'Contemplation upon Ants', The Mystery of Clouds', 'Colloquy on the Rick', 'Meditation while Singling Mangolds', 'The Garden of Eden'; and, celebrations of the earthworm, pea and potato. His mind ranges far and wide through literature science and philosophy as well as amazing descriptive writing, which makes for a book that is as uncategorisable as it is enchanting.

The Wood

Author : John Stewart Collis
ISBN : 9780241197684
Genre : Nature
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An academic and writer, during the Second World War John Stewart Collis was put to agricultural work. Clearing and thinning an Ash wood, he found a meditative peace and an earnest pleasure in the use of axe and bill-hook. The Wood contains his beautiful, thoughtful writing on the joys of nature and of a life of activity, how a love of the sun affects a man, and the progression of nature that sees each plant - hawthorn, honeysuckle, larch, elder - have its hour. Generations of inhabitants have helped shape the English countryside - but it has profoundly shaped us too.It has provoked a huge variety of responses from artists, writers, musicians and people who live and work on the land - as well as those who are travelling through it.English Journeys celebrates this long tradition with a series of twenty books on all aspects of the countryside, from stargazey pie and country churches, to man's relationship with nature and songs celebrating the patterns of the countryside (as well as ghosts and love-struck soldiers).

A Blake Dictionary

Author : Samuel Foster Damon
ISBN : 0874514363
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Organizes information on the places, people, and allusions found in Blake's writings into a concise reference work

The Complete Poetry And Prose Of William Blake

Author : William Blake
ISBN : 0520256379
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Critical commentary illuminating Blake's allusions and references accompanies the texts of his poetic and prose works.

While Following The Plough

Author : John Stewart Collis
ISBN : 0712620605
Genre : Agriculture
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Bound Upon A Course

Author : John Stewart Collis
ISBN : 1842326341
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'Bound Upon a Course' takes a generous glance at the life of the celebrated biographer, John Stewart Collis. In this autobiography, Collis recounts his difficult childhood in Ireland, his decision to write, the years spent on the cultural fringe in London, and his acquaintance with the literary personalities of Rose Macaulay, W B Yeats and T S Eliot. But it was his decision to work on the land in 1940, which marked a watershed in his career. These rural experiences shaped his philosophy and resulted in the undisputed classic 'The Worm Forgives the Plough'. Subtle, modest and acutely perceptive, this is an intriguing portrait of a man who was a unique synthesis of scientist, scholar and poet.

In The Realm Of Neither Poems

Author : Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore
ISBN : 9780615221823
Genre : Poetry
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IN THE REALM OF NEITHER: I had a dream just before waking of a shelf filled with books, and I was reading the titles when a spotlight hit the spine of one book that also seemed to protrude from the others and be coming out of the shelf toward me. On it were the words "In the Realm of Neither" that remained vivid and unforgettable upon waking... (poem) If all the wood in the world were to sing/and every rose gave a political speech/and every cloud took pity on its neighbor/and every stone composed an epic poem about/being a stone and each of us saw God direct with our/own eyes in naked vision/as clearly as we see ourselves stooping to/drink from a lake.

Rolf Gardiner

Author : Matthew Jefferies
ISBN : 1409412040
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A controversial figure of the interwar period, with an enthusiasm for hiking, nudism, folk dancing and voluntary labour camps, Rolf Gardiner, organic farming pioneer and co-founder of the Soil Association, believed in ever closer union with Britain's 'kin folk, kin tongued' neighbours in Germany, The Netherlands and Scandinavia. Whilst Gardiner's activities of the 1920s appeared harmless to many, by the late-1930s his continued engagement with Germany was to have altogether darker connotations.

On Forgiveness

Author : Richard Holloway
ISBN : 9781847677143
Genre : Philosophy
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'Full of human wisdom, this is a psychologically acute and absorbing approach to a very important subject' PHILIP PULLMAN In this inspiring work, Richard Holloway tackles the great theme of forgiveness. One of the most important books on this essential topic, On Forgiveness draws on the great philosophers and writers such as Frederick Nietzsche, Jacques Derrida and Nelson Mandela. Both timely and a timeless modern classic, On Forgiveness is a pertinent and fascinating discourse on how forgiveness works, where it came from and how the need to embrace it is greater than ever if we are to free ourselves from the binds of the past.

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