Surrealist painter and writer Ithell Colquhoun wrote this travelogue of Cornwall in the 1950s, documenting her search for a suitable artist's studio. On her journeys she explored Cornish village festivals, megaliths, rituals and landscape. This book is a haunting and esoteric vision of this land, through the eyes of a woman occult artist-writer whose sense of Cornwall was visceral and supernatural.
This edition is important: it is the first time the work has been reprinted since the 1950s, and it brings back more of the writings of an important, under-appreciated esoteric woman surrealist.
London: Peter Owen Publishers, 2016. Paperback, 224 pages. New.