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Under the Rock [electronic resource]
Under the Rock [electronic resource]
Myers, Benjamin2018
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To many it is unremarkable, to others it is a doomed place where 18th-century thieves would hide out; where the town tip once sat, suicides leapt to their death and the asbestos that claimed so many lives was buried in the soil. Scout Rock is also the subject of Ted Hughes’s 1963 essay ‘The Rock’, in which the poet describes growing up across the valley from ‘my spiritual midwife...both the curtain and backdrop to existence’.Into this beautiful, dark and complex landscape steps Benjamin Myers, asking: are unremarkable places made remarkable by the minds that map them? The result is a lyrical and unflinching investigation into nature, literature, history, memory and the very meaning of place in modern Britain.
Imprint:
[Place of publication not identified] : Elliott & Thompson, 2018
Collation:
1 online resource (1 text file)
ISBN:
9781783963638
Language:
English
BRN:
3062315
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