Pastoral Song

This is a book about what it means to have love and pride in a place, and how, against all the odds, it may still be possible to build a new pastoral: not a utopia, but somewhere decent for us all. [Published in the United Kingdom as ...

Pastoral Song

Pastoral Song

The Acclaimed International Bestseller * Named "Nature Book of the Year" by the Sunday Times (London) * Shortlisted for the the Orwell Prize and the Royal Society of Literature's Ondaatje Prize "A MASTERPIECE. ... A poetic, practical, raw, and almost miraculously detailed picture of this ancient way of life struggling to survive and to be reborn." ―New Statesman The New York Times bestselling author of The Shepherd’s Life chronicles his family’s farm in England’s Lake District across three generations, revealing through this intimate lens the profound global transformation of agriculture and of the human relationship to the land. A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Sunday Times, Financial Times, New Statesman, Independent, Telegraph, Observer, and Daily Mail As a boy, James Rebanks's grandfather taught him to work the land the old way. Their family farm in the Lake District hills was part of an ancient agricultural landscape: a patchwork of crops and meadows, of pastures grazed with livestock, and hedgerows teeming with wildlife. And yet, by the time James inherited the farm, it was barely recognizable. The men and women had vanished from the fields; the old stone barns had crumbled; the skies had emptied of birds and their wind-blown song. Hailed as "a brilliant, beautiful book" by the Sunday Times (London), Pastoral Song (published in the United Kingdom under the title English Pastoral) is the story of an inheritance: one that affects us all. It tells of how rural landscapes around the world were brought close to collapse, and the age-old rhythms of work, weather, community and wild things were lost. And yet this elegy from the northern fells is also a song of hope: of how, guided by the past, one farmer began to salvage a tiny corner of England that was now his, doing his best to restore the life that had vanished and to leave a legacy for the future. This is a book about what it means to have love and pride in a place, and how, against all the odds, it may still be possible to build a new pastoral: not a utopia, but somewhere decent for us all. [Published in the United Kingdom as English Pastoral.]

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Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: James Rebanks
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-03 - Publisher: HarperCollins

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Categories: Social Science
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Language: en
Pages: 396
Authors: Evangelos Karakasis
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01-27 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

Agonistic or friendly song exchange in idyllic settings forms the very heart of Roman pastoral. By examining in detail the evolution of a wide variety of literary, linguistic, stylistic, and metrical features, the present book focuses on how politics, panegyrics, elegy, heroic, and didactic poetry function as guest genres within
Classics in Translation, Volume I
Language: en
Pages: 445
Authors: Paul L. MacKendrick, Herbert M. Howe
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 1952 - Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

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Pages: 192
Authors: Brian W Breed
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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