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.