Iceland: an essay in place

The Clearing magazine has published a fascinating article by David Crouch about Iceland and the idea of place. "A friend talks to me about ‘place’, as though a place has a distinctive feel that is almost primordial and reliable, a genius loci or underlying spirit, its depth radiating out, or perhaps even tangible. That feel seems to be something inevitably, endurably of the site, prefigured and unavoidable, and advertised in the travel material. Iceland does seem to be multiply endowed with an almost spiritual power; in its grand landshapes; its steam clouds that rise from its very rock, that I found mysterious, leading me back to fairy stories and old descriptions and venerations in its sagas."

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