A group of angry and ill-assorted people accept an invitation to make a journey. Inspired by a painting and financed by a mysterious benefactor, they set off to discover the real Arcadia. Or what remains of it. Their journey begins in ignorance and chaos at Waterloo station and takes them through superstition and myth to harmony. In the Louvre, in front of Poussin's masterpiece, they begin to understand. 'In Arcadia takes that staple Shakespearean theme of appearance versus reality and uses it to explore the notion of paradise' Scotsman
- Paperback | 240 pages
- 128 x 196 x 22mm | 222.26g
- 24 Jul 2003
- Orion Publishing Co
- London, United Kingdom
Ben gave two fantastic lectures at the Edinburgh Festival last weekend and THE HERALD ran the excellent speech he gave for Scottish PEN on self-censorhipon 11 September. He has also done excellent events at Buxton and Dartington and we will get reviews in the paperback round-ups of the national papers.
About Ben Okri
Ben Okri was born in Nigeria and now lives in London. He has published fiction (short stories and novels), poetry and essays. He has won numerous prizes for his work.