Going Wild – a collective list

   Between the laundry and the fetching kids from school, that’s how birds enter my life. I listen. K. Jamie * * * RECOMMENDED READING Annie Dillard: EVERYTHING Rebecca Solnit: A Field Guide to Getting Lost, Wanderlust W. G. Sebald: The Rings of Saturn, Vertigo, Austerlitz, Campo Santo Alice Oswald: Dart Kathleen Jamie: Findings J.A.…

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Locus amoenus

Reading The Rings of Saturn is an adventurous journey. Today it led me to have a look at the concept: Locus amoenus latin for “pleasant place”, locus amoenus is a literary term which generally refers to an idealized place of safety or comfort. A locus amoenus is usually a beautiful, shady lawn or open woodland,…

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sinking into sand

reading The Rings of Saturn (1) In the opening of The Rings of Saturn the narrator tells us about Janine Dakyns, an unmarried lecturer in Roman languages. Janine is doing research on Flaubert, and is especially interested in his scruples – Flaubert, according to Janine -was convinced that everything he had written was a string…

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