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... 'Edge of the Orison' is the latest in this series of highly unconventional tours. EDGE OF THE ORISON Subtitled 'In the Traces of John Clare's "Journey out of Essex"', this virtual pilgrimage retreads 19th-century Northamptonshire poet John Clare's 1841 journey home from a mental hospital ... Read review
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Edge of the Orison: In the Traces of John Clare's 'Journey Out of Essex' - Iain Sinclair

Edge of the Orison: In the Traces of John Clare's 'Journey Out of Essex' - Iain Sinclair

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Rambling over the Orison

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Disadvantages Obscure/ boring in parts

"...world's end was at the edge of the orison & that a days journey was able to find it so I went on with my heart full of hopes pleasures & discoveries … ' [sic]. JOHN CLARE? Relatively little known poet, 1793 - 1864, son of farm labourers in rural Northamptonshire, partly educated, and later fêted for his prose and poetry. Clare's work was distinguished by his use of Northamptonshire dialect and phrases, and his refusal to obey the increasing contemporary ..." Read review
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Type Poetry
Title Edge of the Orison
Author Iain Sinclair
ISBN 0241142180
EAN 9780241142189

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