Beyond the Fell Wall

Beyond the Fell Wall Richard Skelton has spent nearly half a decade living in a small valley high in the Furness hills of Cumbria in northern England When not writing or composing music most of his days are spent beati

  • Title: Beyond the Fell Wall
  • Author: RichardSkelton Michael Kirkman
  • ISBN: 9781908213297
  • Page: 172
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Richard Skelton has spent nearly half a decade living in a small valley, high in the Furness hills of Cumbria, in northern England When not writing or composing music, most of his days are spent beating the valley s bounds, exploring its network of paths, streams and walls Beyond the Fell Wall is a distillation of his thoughts and observations on this particular patch ofRichard Skelton has spent nearly half a decade living in a small valley, high in the Furness hills of Cumbria, in northern England When not writing or composing music, most of his days are spent beating the valley s bounds, exploring its network of paths, streams and walls Beyond the Fell Wall is a distillation of his thoughts and observations on this particular patch of land It is a poetic enquiry into the inanimate life of a landscape its unheard melodies and unseen movements It considers both vast geological epochs and brief moments of intimacy, and in turn it asks us to consider sentience in all things animal, vegetable and mineral At its heart is the fell wall itself a vast, serpentine entity A vessel for the lives, voices and myths of the landscape The dark heart about which all of life and death revolves.

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    1. I have been been telling people about Richard Skelton and Corbel Stone Press for five years now. And if somehow I will manage to live another five years (chances are paper thin) I will keep telling people: "Please do yourself a favour and go buy a book by Richard Skelton. His works and his books are the antitode to Everything." Everything as antonym to the Nothingness. I had a chance to work with Richard on Dreams of Ourselves, the Pessoa homage I have edited and designed. Those were the good ti [...]

    2. The musician, Richard Skelton has lived high in the hills of Cumbria for a number of years. A lot of his time is spent composing music, but when he isn’t, he heads out on foot to explore the fields, walk the footpaths and immerse himself in the landscape of the high fell. From those explorations comes this book. It takes in the vastness of geological time, the detail he studies the living plants that a wall gives life to, the apparitions of the past glimpsed in the present and the reassurance [...]

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