SWEDENBORG ARCHIVE GIFT SET

Author: Iain Sinclair | A S Byatt | J M G Le Clézio | Ken Worpole | Homero Aridjis | Eva Hoffman | Darian Leader | Tom McCarthy | Selina Mills | Chloe Aridjis

Editor: Stephen McNeilly

Publisher: The Swedenborg Society

Place of Publication: London, UK

Series: Swedenborg Archive Series

Dimensions: 205x130 mm

£35.00

IN THIS GIFT SET: Blake’s London: The Topographic Sublime | Swimming to Heaven: The Lost Rivers of London | An Angel Speaks | The New Jerusalem: the good city and the good society | An Evening of Dreams | On the Conjugial Angel 

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In this gift set…

BLAKE’S LONDON: THE TOPOGRAPHIC SUBLIME | Iain Sinclair
What was William Blake’s relation with London? And how did this relation shape his poetic visions? In this small and specially designed volume, Iain Sinclair takes the reader on a discursive journey through Blake’s London showing how, in Blake’s vast and rich poetry, language and imagination conjoin to delineate a profound engagement with place.

SWIMMING TO HEAVEN: THE LOST RIVERS OF LONDON | Iain Sinclair
Beautifully written and drawing upon a range of literary, cultural and geographic references, Sinclair follows in the path of the ‘lost’ rivers of London and examines their influence on the visionary literature of the capital.

AN ANGEL SPEAKS: SELECTED POEMS | Homero Aridjis, with a foreword by J M G Le Clézio
The 17 poems selected in this volume, brought together to offer an introduction to a body of work spanning 30 years, are selected by the author himself and contain one published in English for the first time. An Angel Speaks features an essay on Homero’s work and impact by Nobel Prize-winner J M G Le Clézio (who famously mentioned Swedenborg in his 2008 Nobel lecture).

NEW JERUSALEM: THE GOOD CITY AND THE GOOD SOCIETY | Ken Worpole
In New Jerusalem: the good city and the good society, Ken Worpole reveals that utopian and visionary thinking, especially in relation to new forms of settlement and livelihood, has not gone away, even if it has gone underground.

AN EVENING OF DREAMS | Homero Aridjis | Eva Hoffman | Darian Leader | Tom McCarthy | Selina Mills | Introduction by Chloe Aridjis
Originating in a memorable and discursive evening held at Swedenborg House in October 2015, and inspired by Swedenborg’s private journal of dreams written between 1743-4, An Evening of Dreams brings together six major authors to examine the role of dreams and dreaming in their practice.

ON THE CONJUGIAL ANGEL | A S Byatt
From the Booker Prize-winning author of Possession: A Romance (1990), On The Conjugial Angel is the latest book in the Swedenborg Society’s Archive Series. A S Byatt, alongside a series of readings from her novella ‘The Conjugial Angel’, explores Swedenborg’s influence on literature, the lives of the Tennysons and the conflict between religion and science.

THE SWEDENBORG ARCHIVE SERIES 
Edited by Stephen McNeilly, and drawing on miscellaneous material from the Swedenborg archives, the aim of the series is to make available in printed form lectures, interviews and other unique items that would otherwise remain unseen by a broader audience. Find our more about the Swedenborg Archive Series books by clicking the button below.

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