light / poems by Rose Styron ; photographs by Craig Dripps ;
introductions by George Plimpton and Peter Sacks. - New York :
Rizzoli, 1995. - 135 p. : ill., map ; 24x27 cm.
|NOTE DE L'ÉDITEUR
: This beautiful collection of poems and photographs of the landscape
of Martha's Vineyard is a serene and noble tribute to this lovely
island. This book portrays the island's character more than any other
volume on the subject, through the combination of Rose Styron's
evocative lines and Craig Dripps's stunning images.
Styron evokes the rhythmic waves caressing the beaches, the lighthouses
and fairways, and the lantern-lit night. She speaks of the oxen at
Brookside Farm, foggy Chilmark Pond, and the limbs of the ancient oak
in West Tisbury with a love of place born in the soul and painted in
The photographs capture in color the silvered tones of the poetry,
conveying the spirit of Martha's Vineyard in all seasons. Feel the
bright wash of sunlight during the late summer afternoon and the
blustery gusts of autumn — the life of this enchanted island is
palpable in these pages.
Styron is a poet, journalist, and human rights activist. She and her
husband, writer William Styron, have spent extended summers on Martha's
Vineyard since 1959.|
This antique landscape rubbed by hand
shines through the mist like silvered hay.
Its hewn rail fence, greyed barn, sweet fields
where dusty birds hide, startled, focus day.
- Alexandra Styron, « Reading my father », New York : Scribner, 2011
→ Corine Lesnes : « Lettre des Etats-Unis : la Dame de Martha's Vineyard », Le Monde, 26 juillet 2012 [en ligne] |
|mise-à-jour : 7 août 2012