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Desert Islands (Paperback)

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Desert Islands opens with a captivating essay on the romance of islands and castaways in literature and life, and the associations that have arisen in the imagination of readers in every generation. The essay leads on to over 200 pages of what de la Mare himself calls 'a rambling commentary', in the form of an anthology or commonplace book on every conceivable aspect of this teeming subject. There are notes, reflections and quotations from a lifetime's reading on wrecks, maroons, pirates, utopias, goats, hallucinations, exotic foods, misers, punishments, solitude , Darwin, parrots, idols, saints, hermits, maps, spices, drugs . . . and of course Daniel Defoe.



Desert Islands is the perfect bedside or holiday book. It also playfully boasts a subtitle of rococo inventiveness and one of the longest you will ever read!



'A vast treasure chest, a bewildering collection . . . to dazzle and fascinate everyone who lifts the lid.' Geoffrey Grigson

Children'sEducational materialEducational: English literatureChildren'sFiction & true storiesTrue stories Publisher: Faber & Faber Publication Date: 21/01/2010 ISBN-13: 9780571258987  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) was born in Charlton, Kent. In 1907 he published his first collection of poems under the pseudonym Walter Ramal, but he soon established a wide popular reputation in his own name as a leading poet with volumes like The Listeners (1912). He also wrote poetry and short stories for younger readers; Peacock Pie (1913) is now considered a twentieth-century classic.

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