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Robert Macfarlane (1) (1976–)

Autor(a) de Underland: A Deep Time Journey

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About the Author

Robert Macfarlane is the author of Landmarks which made the Samuel Johnson Prize 2015 shortlist. (Bowker Author Biography)


Obras por Robert Macfarlane

Underland: A Deep Time Journey (2019) 1,667 exemplares
The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot (2012) 1,628 exemplares
The Wild Places (2007) 949 exemplares
Landmarks (2015) 858 exemplares
The Lost Words (2017) 726 exemplares
The Lost Spells (2020) 359 exemplares
The Gifts of Reading (2016) 253 exemplares
Holloway (2012) 180 exemplares
Ness (2019) 88 exemplares
The Best American Travel Writing 2020 (2020) — Editor; Introdução — 54 exemplares
The Lost Words: Spell Songs (2019) 40 exemplares
Silt (2013) 13 exemplares

Associated Works

Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness (1968) — Introdução, algumas edições3,923 exemplares
As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (1969) — Introdução, algumas edições1,240 exemplares
The Death of Grass (1956) — Introdução, algumas edições1,175 exemplares
The Peregrine (1967) — Introdução, algumas edições814 exemplares
The Living Mountain (1977) — Introdução, algumas edições589 exemplares
The Writer's Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands (2018) — Contribuidor — 412 exemplares
Stones of Aran: Pilgrimage (1986) — Introdução, algumas edições279 exemplares
Granta 90: Country Life (2005) — Contribuidor — 159 exemplares
Mugby Junction (1866) — Prefácio, algumas edições151 exemplares
Granta 119: Britain (2012) — Contribuidor — 109 exemplares
Granta 114: Aliens (2011) — Contribuidor — 94 exemplares
Granta 124: Travel (2013) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
Granta 133: What Have We Done (2015) — Introdução — 58 exemplares
Selected Poems and Prose (1981) — Prefácio, algumas edições58 exemplares
Nature Near London (1883) — Introdução, algumas edições32 exemplares
First Light: A celebration of Alan Garner (2016) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Slightly Foxed 36: Attics with Attitude (2012) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Maps (2011) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
The Analog Sea Review: Number Three (2020) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Sea change : a tidal journey around Britain (2012) — Introdução — 7 exemplares
Archipelago: Number Six - Winter 2011 (2007) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Archipelago, Number One, Summer 2007 (2007) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Archipelago: Number Ten (Winter 2015) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Archipelago: Number Five (Spring 2011) (2011) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

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Macfarlane, Robert
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Macfarlane, Robert
Data de nascimento
País (no mapa)
England, UK
Local de nascimento
Halam, Nottinghamshire, England, UK
Locais de residência
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge (Ph.D|2000)
Magdalen College, University of Oxford (M.Phil|1999)
Pembroke College, University of Cambridge (BA|1997)
Nottingham High School
travel writer
nature writer
Deakin, Roger (friend|travel companion)
Peck, Sir Edward (grandfather)
Lovell, Julia (wife)
Emmanuel College, Cambridge University
Prémios e menções honrosas
Fellow, Royal Society of Literature (2011)
NDR Kultur Sachbuchpreis (2019)
Wainwright Prize (2019)
Children's Book of the Year, British Book Awards (2017)
E. M. Forster Award (2017)
Hay Festival Medal (2015) (mostrar todos 15)
Dolman Best Travel Book Award (2013)
Philip Leverhulme Prize (2011)
Grand Prize, Banff Mountain Festival (2008)
Scottish Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award (2008)
Waterstones 25 Authors for the Future (2007)
Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature (2007)
Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award (2004)
Somerset Maugham Award (2004)
Guardian First Book Award (2003)
Jessica Woollard (David Higham)

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Robert Macfarlane's Mountains of the Mind: A History of a Fascination (2003), won the Guardian First Book Award, the Somerset Maugham Award, and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award. Robert Macfarlane is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He lives in Cambridge with his family.



This is a book to read slowly, and to savour. Robert Macfarlane is a man to whom walking is more than an enjoyable pastime. It informs his life. He walks the ancient pathways of England, of Europe, of the world. He considers what paths mean to our history and our topography.

He looks at paths that are not paths as most of us understand them: passages on the sea. It interested me to think about his idea of reversing our usual take on maps, and to empty the landmass of routeways in favour of populating the sea with them. In this way we gain a greater understanding of very ancient peoples - back to the Bronze Age and beyond - who realised that with the wind behind you, then unthinkable distances could easily be covered. Distant seaboards exchanged goods and culture in a way such people would not have done with their landward neighbours. But he's equally fascinating in Spain, in Palestine,in Tibet, but most of all in his beloved British Isles. This is where he ends his book, ruminating about depressive poet and keen walker Edward Thomas' life and final days in the Great War.

If you enjoy walking - and even if you don't - this will change your mindset about the way you view the paths you travel.
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Margaret09 | 52 outras críticas | Apr 15, 2024 |
Over the last few years I must have bought at least 10 copies of Landmarks to send to special friends. It was originally lent to me my a friend, Laura Hartley after a discussion about where we thought we belonged. Robert Macfarlane doesn't just write about place, he writes about writers who write about place. Consequently, this book's chapters celebrate the work of wonderful writers such as Nan Shepherd, Barry Lopez, John Muir, J.A. Baker, and Roger Deakin. Their books have cascaded out of Landmarks on to my shelves and into my understanding of place.

I love the way Macfarlane tastes the nuances of language as it creates place. I just wish I could talk to him about my place and actually show him what it means to me to be in place.

I didn't start at the beginning when I read this book and often recommend to my friends that they start at the end with the enchanting Chapter 'Childish'.
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simonpockley | 14 outras críticas | Feb 25, 2024 |
My copy of Mountains of the Mind got wet before I read it. The pages were all buckled and the cover slowly disintegrated over the week or two that I tucked it away while traveling through bush fires. For some reason this gradual erosion fitted the sense of frayed worn-outness that beset the various characters who mountaineer through time in this wonderful book.

I'm a mountain person. I like solitude, cool air, high vantage points, rock under my feet, and the feeling of being enclosed by a broken skyline of crags and cliffs. So, I was looking forward to reading this book and, as with everything I've read so far of Robert Macfarlane's (Landmarks, Underland), I was not disappointed.

He traces the idea of mountains from places to be avoided to objects of fascination and compulsion, arriving at Mallory's failed attempts to climb Everest and then, best of all, a fleeting encounter with a hare. I say this because I think Robert Macfarlane is at his best when describing his own experiences, like the Chapter, Red Dancers in Underland. His courage and perceptive sensitivity shine through when he is alone.

Mountains return to us the priceless capacity for winder which can so insensibly be leached away by modern existence.
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simonpockley | 23 outras críticas | Feb 25, 2024 |
Robert Macfarlane is one of my favourite authors. His interest in language and place is just the stepping off point for a profound series of reflections on how we perceive the earth. With Underland we are taken beneath the earth. Fascinating as the different caverns are (each is quite extraordinary), the Chapter entitled 'The Red Dancers' appears to me to reach another level. Here Robert is on a personal quest and the tension mounts.… (mais)
simonpockley | 53 outras críticas | Feb 25, 2024 |



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