The Sunrise of Wonder: Letters for the Journey

The Sunrise of Wonder Letters for the Journey In a series of twenty four letters Michael Mayne makes an offering to his grandchildren of all that has inspired him in literature music and art It is in Ronald Blythe s words an inventory of his jo

  • Title: The Sunrise of Wonder: Letters for the Journey
  • Author: Michael Mayne
  • ISBN: 9780006278702
  • Page: 228
  • Format: Paperback
  • In a series of twenty four letters Michael Mayne makes an offering to his grandchildren of all that has inspired him in literature, music and art It is, in Ronald Blythe s words an inventory of his joy.Written in a candid autobiographical fashion, the book is a passionate plea to the reader to pass through their one earthly life with a trained and watching eye.It is a cIn a series of twenty four letters Michael Mayne makes an offering to his grandchildren of all that has inspired him in literature, music and art It is, in Ronald Blythe s words an inventory of his joy.Written in a candid autobiographical fashion, the book is a passionate plea to the reader to pass through their one earthly life with a trained and watching eye.It is a confession of how he came to unify his outer and inner worlds, the ordinariness and yet the extraordinariness of everything This keenly argued book confronts today s fashionable cynicism and despair, and thus has a message for the current moment when the experience of ageing, or the environment, or of those complex skills and emotions which go into the creation of poetry or stories or music, are all distorted or ignored in favour of what is called reality , but where the highest thought and achievement are concerned, is not at all real Ronald Blythe, from the Foreword

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    1. This is difficult to rate and review since I did not finish it, left it behind when I moved back to the US, and never intend to obtain another copy. It's also difficult to review because it's written by a Christian, from a Christian world view, and I don't really agree with much of that anymore. That being said, I did find the writing itself beautiful. The sentence formation. The poetry of the language. In that way, I would rate this a good book. Just figured it was time to take it off my 'to re [...]

    2. I really wanted to really like this book because two good friends recommended it to me. I tried but I couldn't. It was too English, too Anglican and too dated for me. Although I did love the chapter on the role of the artist.

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