Peter Ackroyd

Peter Ackroyd

English biographer, novelist and critic with a particular interest in the history and culture of London.
The embrace of present and past time, in which English antiquarianism becomes a form of alchemy, engenders a strange timelessness. It is as if the little bird which flew through the Anglo-Saxon banqueting hall, in Bede's Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum, gained the outer air and became the lark ascending in Vaughan Williams's orchestral setting. The unbroken chain is that of English music itself. /embrace/ Peter Ackroyd quotes

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