The Lighted Window
The Lighted Window
Peter Davidson

The Lighted Window



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Homecoming, haunting, nostalgia, desire: these are some of the themes evoked by the beguiling motif of the lighted window in literature and art. In this innovative combination of place-writing, memoir and cultural study, Peter Davidson takes us on atmospheric walks through nocturnal cities in Britain, Europe and North America, and revisits the field paths of rural England.


Surveying a wide range of material, the book extends chronologically, from early romantic painting to contemporary fiction, and geographically, from the Low Countries to Japan.

Details & Care
  • Publisher: Bodleian Publishing
  • Hard cover
  • ISBN: 9781851245147
  • Number of pages: 224 pages
  • 66 Colour illustrations