P&P Live! Robert Macfarlane — Ghostways: Two Journeys in Unquiet Places and Underland: A Deep Time Journey - with Garnette Cadogan

Upcoming Event
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 6:00pm

Join P&P in celebrating Robert Macfarlane's two newest works. Robert Macfarlane's prize-winning and best-selling books include Mountains of the Mind, The Old Ways, Landmarks, and, with Jackie Morris, The Lost Words. He lives in Cambridge, England, where he is a Fellow of the University of Cambridge.

Ghostways is a hauntingly beautiful diptych of works inspired by Robert Macfarlane’s travels with celebrated collaborators to two eerie corners of England.In Holloway, "a perfect miniature prose-poem" (William Dalrymple), Macfarlane, artist Stanley Donwood, and writer Dan Richards travel to Dorset, near the south coast of England, to explore a famed "hollowed way"--a path used by walkers and riders for so many centuries that it has become worn far down into the soft golden bedrock of the region. In Ness, "a triumphant libretto of mythic modernism for our poisoned age" (Max Porter), Macfarlane and Donwood create a modern myth about Orford Ness, the ten-mile-long shingle spit that lies off the coast of East Anglia, which the British government used for decades to conduct secret weapons tests.

In Underland, Robert Macfarlane delivers an epic exploration of the Earth’s underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory, and the land itself. Traveling through the dizzying expanse of geologic time—from prehistoric art in Norwegian sea caves, to the blue depths of the Greenland ice cap, to a deep-sunk "hiding place" where nuclear waste will be stored for 100,000 years to come—Underland takes us on an extraordinary journey into our relationship with darkness, burial, and what lies beneath the surface of both place and mind.

Garnette Cadogan is an essayist. 

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Ghostways: Two Journeys in Unquiet Places Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781324015826
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 24th, 2020

Underland: A Deep Time Journey Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393358094
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 18th, 2020

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