David Wheatley: Ian Hamilton Finlay, 4 December 2014
Show More Midway: Letters from Ian Hamilton Finlay to Stephen Bann, 1964-69 edited by Stephen Bann.
Wilmington Square, 426 pp., £25, May 2014, 978 1 905524 34 1Show More
“... coherent image. But, anchor equals stability and moorings, and swallow is equally an image of the swift and fleeting – as cloud is an image of the drifting, dissolving, and passing, of all things.’ Finlay is not much given to the simile. Things aren’t like other things, they just are other things. The letters don’t mention Hopkins, but Finlay’s ...”