Posts Tagged ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’

  • 4x4th Estate: The Sea

    ‘…all against the grave and tragic rhythm of the earth in its most timeless phase: the sea.’ William Faulkner

    Authors tend to get serious when they portray the world’s oceans. They address the sea in reverent tones. It’s a mood inspired, at least in part, by the sea’s inhuman ancientness. The ocean reveals the brevity of humanity’s time on earth; that we’re just one of many short-lived species that primordially flopped out from its depths onto land. Yet perversely, while looking out to sea thinking of death, people have also marked it as a fine place to holiday. In light of this month’s vacation-orientated ‘Out of the Office’ theme, here are 4 great works on the sea:

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