THE LIGHTED WINDOW

Here’s how this week’s arts and culture column begins:

In this culture of takedown tweets, clickbait wars, and foaming-at-the-mouth newscasters, drowning out the distractions can be difficult.

How refreshing to discover, at the eye of the maelstrom, a recent book by Peter Davidson, Senior Research Fellow at Campion Hall, University of Oxford. Davidson has already written an entire book about twilight, and another about the topography of the North, as represented in images and literature.

His newest offering is called The Lighted Window: Evening Walks Remembered.

You might imagine this would be pretty thin gruel but I, for one, was captivated. It’s the kind of book you read with highlighter and Post-Its in hand, stopping every few minutes to jot down the name of a composer, painter, photographer, or writer.

READ THE WHOLE PIECE HERE.

4 Replies to “THE LIGHTED WINDOW”

  1. Ingrid Christensen says: Reply

    Sounds wonderful!!!

    1. HEATHER KING says: Reply

      It’s a pretty great book, Ingrid!

  2. john tally says: Reply

    Passed you on the street today walking (North Forgeus @ 7th) and thought “looks like Heather King– probably isn’t.” Now I see that it was. Welcome to Tucson, It is a good place to live.

    1. HEATHER KING says: Reply

      Hi John, N Forgeus, yes, wasn’t on 7th yesterday but certainly have been…more 3rd, 4th, 5th…anyway, yes, I moved here last year and am loving it! Thanks so much for the welcome!

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