In the first of a new series of essays on seaside houses from literature, Anna Iltnere, founder of the Sea Library on Latvia’s Baltic shore, takes us to Shruff End from Iris Murdoch’s novel “The Sea, The Sea”. Each essay will be about a different house, illustrated by the artist Katrina Gelze.
“Afloat on the afterglow of forbidden energy, texting the celestial canopy above. To sleep on the sea I return to a primeval cradle, a place to rest, not to think, but absorb. Transmuted in dreams I become the ocean.” Angela Cockayne
Eight new books on winter shores: seas, oceans, tides, waves and islands. Coming out in January and February 2020!
My interview with English writer Philip Marsden, author of “The Summer Isles: A Voyage of the Imagination”, published in 2019 by Granta and available in the Sea Library.
I think I’ve never written anything more personal than this. About being born in the family of artists, about truth that haunts me and my sea-changed compass, and the Sea Library.
Jau kopš vasaras, kad biju uzkāpusi Aspazijas mājas otrā stāva verandā kopā ar saviem puikām, zelta tālskatis uz trijkāja, pa kura aci starp pretējām mājām varēju saskatīt jūras horizontu, mani bija pilnībā pārņēmis…