Seven Tenths: The Sea and Its Thresholds

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Price
$16.00  $14.88
Publisher
Europa Editions
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Pages
418
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.2 X 1.3 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781933372693

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About the Author
James Hamilton-Paterson lives and works in Italy. He is the author of several novels, including Loving Monsters and Gerontius, winner of the Whitbread Best First Novel Award in 1989, a collection of essays dedicated to the lost grandeur of the sea entitled Seven Tenths, and several non-fiction books including America's Boy, a study of Ferdinand Marcos and the Philippines. He is also the author of two books of poetry and a regular contributor to Granta.
Reviews
"The kind of book that, were he alive now, Shelley might have written."
-Charles Sprawson

"Hamilton-Paterson's hallucinogenic narrative brings to mind both Coleridge and Borges."
- Cristopher Hirst

"Personal, quirky, scientific, and poetical by turns-The Songlines of the sea."
-Daily Telegraph (UK)

"[Hamilton-Paterson] logs the destruction of the last wilderness and its place in the imagination with the intense vision of an angry Thoreau."
-Observer (UK)

"Should be required reading for the decision makers of every maritime nation."
- The New York Times Book Review

"Under the sparkle and often superb imagery lie austere Conradian depths."
- Sunday Telegraph (UK)

"Not since Rachel Carson have I heard such eloquence, such passion for the sea and everything it means to us."
-The New York Review of Books