Writing Britain: Wastelands to Wonderlands
Opens: 11/05/2012 Closes: 25/09/2012 British Library, LondonThe British Library is looking at people who wander about writing: or rather, those who wander about the British landscape writing. The exhibition explores links between authors and their environments – from Wordsworth's lakes to JG Ballard's sprawling suburban shopping malls. Navigate your way around original manuscripts, drawings, recordings and more. For more information visit: http://www.bl.uk/whatson/exhibitions/writingbritain/about/ Buy: http://www.bl.uk/whatson/exhibitions/writingbritain/tickets/index.html
The Arts Desk“It’s the manuscripts which really intrigue...” It’s a gripping national narrative, through which every visitor can be guided - as any reader would be - by their own literary tastes. Whichever way you slice it, not every exhibit can be classed as riveting...
New Statesman“Expansive and immersive...” The pervading sentiment is one of a nation caught - almost joyfully - in the grips of nostalgia. It is a sense of the past that beats like a pulse throughout this show...
Financial Times“Literary association is inextricable from certain British landscapes...” If landscape is constructed by the mind, a nation’s understanding of place – and with it cultural identity – is conditioned by its poets and writers...
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