The Origins of the English Imagination

Book - 2004
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Highly original and magnificent in scope, Albion discovers the roots of English cultural history in the Anglo-Saxon period, and traces it through the centuries. What does it mean to be English? This dazzling work demonstrates that a quintessentially English quality can be discovered in all forms of English culture, not only in literature but also in painting, music, architecture, philosophy and science.
Publisher: London :, Vintage Books,, [2004]
Copyright Date: ©1981
ISBN: 9780099438076
Branch Call Number: 942 ACK
Characteristics: xxii, 516 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm


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purplemurple Oct 13, 2013

I found I couldn't keep my attention on the book even 150 pages in. The way in which he describes the english imagination is only linear in the way that all events are in order. He doesn't give even a brief explanation of every author and book he writes about. This book is only for people who take great interest in the past of English literature and already know a good deal about it.

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