DESERT AIR: POETRY OF PLACE
€ 5.89 excl VAT
A pocket-sized collection of all the favourite verses that have inspired desert travellers.
From Coleridge’s Kubla Khan to Shelley’s Ozymandias, through James Elroy Flecker, Byron, Longfellow and Heine. Also includes the great originals such as the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám and the Seven Golden Odes of Pagan Arabia.
Desert Air: Arabia, Deserts and the Orient of the Imagination
Edited by: Barnaby Rogerson
Format: 144/100 x 150mm pb
Thirty-three years ago, John Hatt set up as a publisher creating ELAND BOOKS, a company born at south London. John Hatt’s Eland was the first of a wave of travel lists that emerged in the early 1980s, quickly joined by Century Travellers, the Penguin Classic Travel Library, Picador and Virago. You wouldn’t have wanted to put any money on it, but only the Eland list has endured. Nowadays, E-editions enable our books to be read in parts of the world where bookshops do not exist, but otherwise Eland continues, very much as it first started, with between two and eight new titles a year, and run from an attic. It is a classic tale of the Hare and the Tortoise, or should one say the Leopard and the Eland. For one of the defining characteristics of the Eland is that it is no good at high speeds but ‘can trot along at fourteen miles an hour indefinitely.’
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