The Language of the Landscape




Language of the Landscape: A Journey into Lake District History by Angus J Winchester

Reviewed in the journal LANDSCAPES:

….This is a book fully aware of the plurality and multiple meanings of landscape, a book about the idea of landscape not only a book about a landscape.

Most of all, this book shows us how to listen to the land, hence the book’s title. It is now a well-understood maxim that landscapes can be read; this book also hears landscape, listening to it as it speaks to us, through natural sounds of water and wind and even more through human sounds such as (at least to a knowledgeable ear such as the author’s) local farming (and mining) dialect, field names, the even older river names, and more recently through the names attached to ‘climbs’ and walks in the past century or two.

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