The Wreck of the Archangel

The Wreck of the Archangel

by George Mackay Brown
     
 

This collection of poetry centres on the theme of journeys - including an ill-fated 19th century trip ending off the Orkney island of Westray, from which the book takes its title.

The poet himself seldom voyaged beyond his native town of Stromness but he loved to write about this persisting theme of Orkney life. The islands lay cross a great sea-way

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This collection of poetry centres on the theme of journeys - including an ill-fated 19th century trip ending off the Orkney island of Westray, from which the book takes its title.

The poet himself seldom voyaged beyond his native town of Stromness but he loved to write about this persisting theme of Orkney life. The islands lay cross a great sea-way from Viking times onwards, and their lore is crowded with sailors, merchants, pilgrims, smugglers, whalers, storms and sea changes. All of this and the journeys celebrated in the festivals of the Christian year are reflected in this wide-ranging collection from one of Scotland's finest poets.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848549388
Publisher:
Murray, John Publishers, Limited
Publication date:
02/06/2014
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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