Navigatio

Navigatio

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Navigatio tells the story of Saint Brendan of Clonfert, a sixth century monk and adventurer, and his legendary quest for the Isle of the Blessed via a gauntlet of monsters, devils, angels, prophets and beautiful maidens. Brendan's battles with the sea and the cosmos bear out what William Faulkner once called 'the human heart in conflict with itself'. This haunting parable of darkness and light, of temptation and belief, of voice and silence, is told with the utmost economy of words, making it a small masterpiece of compassionate perception.

'This is the spirit under sail. A beautiful mediation on losing one way and finding another. It is sensual and soulful. A rich and mellow book, one to take time over and savour in its many moods.' Michael McGirr, author of Things You Get For Free and Bypass
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 135 x 205mm
  • Yarraville, VIC, Australia
  • 1921924772
  • 9781921924774

Review quote

'This is the spirit under sail. A beautiful meditation on losing one way and finding another. It is sensual and soulful. A rich and mellow book, one to take time over and savour in its many moods.' - Michael McGirr, author of Things You Get For Free and Bypass.
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43 ratings
3.72 out of 5 stars
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4 47% (20)
3 26% (11)
2 7% (3)
1 2% (1)
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