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read doc Ç Albion The Origins of the English Imagination Paperback · ❴PDF / Epub❵ ✅ Albion The Origins of the English Imagination Author Peter Ackroyd – Helpyouantib.co.uk With his characteristic enthusiasm and erudition Peter Ackroyd follows his acclaimed London A Biography with an inspEs a host of sometimes contradictory elements pragmatism and whimsy blood and gore a passion for the past a delight in eccentricity and much A brilliant engaging The Origins of ePUB #185 and often surprising narrative Albion reveals the manifold nature of English geni The sweeping generalizations here are often absurd in their sweepingness and anyone who considers Tom Jones's journey to London a pilgrimage has either misread the book or misused the word Good tidbits here and there but it added up to a rather tiresome overwrought whole I thought

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Erature and painting philosophy and science architecture and music from Anglo Saxon Albion The Epubtimes to the twentieth century Considering what is most English about artists as diverse as Chaucer William Hogarth Benjamin Britten and Viriginia Woolf Ackroyd identifi So are you English Or are you very interested in being English This is a book about what Englishness is all about so anyone who really wants to dig down into being English will probably find it interesting It's a book primarily for English people to indulge in self reflection Unfortunately for any outsider listening to insiders discuss with each other what makes themselves uniue and wonderful can seem very boring and self indulgent Not to say anything against the English in particular for doing so I'm sure it's just as bad when done by Americans or Canadians or Chinese or anyone else This book just happens to be for and about the English in particular It's basically Ackroyd's own opinions and reflections presented as kind of dreamy essays rather than cold hard facts so you get connections drawn between TS Eliot and Chaucer and older sources for example as a kind of intangible spiritual inheritance A lot of the ideas and information are interesting in themselves but it is Very Long and many pages about its one core theme which again to a non English person is not all that interesting than I really cared to read Some people will undoubtedly find every bit of it fascinating and I wish them all the best enjoyment I just hope I don't have to hear too much about it

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Albion The Origins of the English ImaginationWith his characteristic enthusiasm and erudition Peter Origins of PDFEPUB #235 Ackroyd follows his acclaimed London A Biography with an inspired look into the heart and the history of the English imagination To tell the story of its evolution Ackroyd ranges across lit This is a grab bag of riffs on the English imagination whatever that means frankly I'm not sure Ackroyd himself knows as his definition seems to bounce back and forth between Englishness as something uniue and exceptional and on the other hand a mongrel blend of CelticAnglo Saxoncontinentaletc influences On the plus side the text was studded with interesting little nuggets of information that were new to me and Ackroyd traces often intriguing though not always convincing connections between a variety of texts and art forms across the centuries inspiring me to search out of the original sources that he is citing