The Living Mountain (Canons)


The Living Mountain (Canons) Author Nan Shepherd
ISBN-10 0857861832
ISBN-13 9780857861832
Year 2011-10-01
Pages 190
Language English
Publisher Canongate UK
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A classic eulogy to the beauty and magnificence of the mountainsAlyrical testament in praise of the Cairngorms this prose meditation testifies to the author s love of the hills and her knowledge of them in all their moods First published in 1977 30 years after it was written it is a work deeply rooted in Nan Shepherd s knowledge of the natural world and a poetic and philosophical meditation on our longing for high and holy places Drawing on different perspectives of the mountain environment Shepherd makes the familiar strange and the strange awe inspiring Her sensitivity and powers of observation put her into the front rank of nature writing

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