The Crying Of The Wind Ireland by Ithell Colquhoun


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Colquhoun’s poetic travelogue exploring Ireland’s Celtic landscape and modern life, holy well’s, standing stones and more. Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in her work, now ‘becoming recognised as one of the most interesting and prolific esoteric thinkers and artists of the twentieth century.’ (Hale, 2020)

‘Ireland is at the mercy of the elements as a sensitive human being is at the mercy of elemental waves of feeling…There are days when one feels completely lost, doomed to be engulfed like Atlantis in mist and spray, or blown away by a gale from the ocean.’

London: Peter Owen, 1955. First edition. Hardcover. 169pp. 4 b & w photographs with some in-text illustrations. Dust Jacket designed by the author. Jacket in protective cover with some wear presents, small loss to corners and bottom edges, two small pen inscriptions to front-end paper one reads ‘Dublin’, foxing to title page and edges, several neat and at times humorous pencil inscriptions by a previous owner, text otherwise clean and bright, a very good copy.

Hale, Amy. 2020. Ithell Colquhoun: Genius of The Fern Loved Gully. Strange Attractor Press.