By Graham Barwell
“At size did pass an Albatross, / during the fog it got here; / as though it have been a Christian soul, / We hailed it in God’s name.” The advent of the albatross in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the traditional Mariner” continues to be essentially the most famous references to this majestic seabird in Western tradition. In Albatross, Graham Barwell is going past Coleridge to ascertain the position the chook performs within the lives of a large choice of peoples and societies, from the early perspectives of north Atlantic mariners to trendy encounters by means of writers, artists, and filmmakers.
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