Tramping is a way of approach, to Nature, to your fellow-man, to a nation, to beauty, to life itself. It is a gentle art and there is much to learn; illusions to overcome. The Gentle Art of Tramping by Stephen Graham is an absolute gem of a book. Dating back to it is a fabulous How-To guide to becoming a wanderer. Results 1 – 30 of 55 The Gentle Art of Tramping by Stephen Graham and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at.

Author: Goltishicage Ball
Country: Lesotho
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Technology
Published (Last): 19 January 2015
Pages: 124
PDF File Size: 11.2 Mb
ePub File Size: 16.59 Mb
ISBN: 996-1-19924-615-2
Downloads: 37637
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Ninos

Al rated it really liked it Apr 21, Open Preview See a Problem?

Written in by someone who walks tramps. He published accounts of immigrants in the States; and after becoming a friend of the poet Vachel Lindsay published Tramping with a Poetwhich was illustrated by Gentl Hill. Stephen Graham was an extraordinary tramp and remains a patron saint of all wild campers. He also wrote of his travels in the United States. Donald Baker rated it it was amazing Sep 02, It’s all home to her, both the land that is “ours” and the larger landscape that is not.

In he published his autobiography, Part of the Wonderful Scene.

The Gentle Art of Tramping

Robert Macfarlane wandered all across the British Isles before writing such fine books as Holloway, The Old Ways, and The Wild Places ; and in this passage from the latter, he pays tribute to a kindred spirit, the Scottish writer Stephen Graham: Arthur Smith wants to find out. Most of his works express his sympathy for the poor, for agricultural labourers and for tramps, and his distaste for industrialisation.

The Living Mountain Nan Shepherd.

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Annie Dillard. He walked across America once, Russia twice and Britain several times, and his book, The Gentle Art of Trampingwas a hymn to the wilderness of the British Isles. Does this wistful, romantic image — of Chaplin, of the ‘tramp poet’ and the tramp of Arthur Smith’s nostalgic imagination — bear any relation to the actual lives of those who might step outside of settled society and take to the lanes?

It conjures up the bitter-sweet antics of Charlie Chaplin or the writings of WH Davies, the ‘tramp poet’: Apr 23, Otter Peck rated it really liked it. When I look at the way that Tilly takes in the world, “inside” and “outside” are alike to her, with only the annoyance of human trampig between them.

This book gives some insight into his values, as well as a guide to living a simple, traveler’s life during that period in his life.

One includes in the category “tramp” all true Bohemians, pilgrims, explorers afoot, walking tourists, and the like. The concept of “home” is complex for me being the woman that I am, with the history that I havebut the wind and rain and snow of the hill is paring that concept down to essentials: One lives in the whole world rather than in interiors built up against it.

Working on the Edge Spike Walker. And he’s guided on his journey by The Gentle Art of Tramping. Return to Book Page. This website uses cookies to improve user experience.

Trivia About The Gentle Art of This is just an awesome book for walking or hiking trampping Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. From day to day you keep your log, your day-book of the soul, and you may think at first that it is a mere record of travel and of facts; aart something else will be entering into it, poetry, the new tdamping of your life, and it will be evident to a seeing eye that you are gradually becoming an artist in life, you are learning the gentle art of tramping, and it is giving you an artist’s joy in creation.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Written in but still very much relevant today. It gives guidance on walking, being open to discovery and being kind – advice as relevant now as it was then.

BBC Radio 4 Extra – The Gentle Art of Tramping

Oct 17, Alex Sarll rated it it was amazing. The writing is so energetic and creative. Looking for beautiful books? Birds, Beasts and Relatives Gerald Durrell. He was twenty-five; she, forty years old.

Stephen Graham (author)

Does Stephen Graham’s discerning tramp resemble the modern wayfarer? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Tilly at the bottom gate to Nattadon Commons. During World War I Graham found himself in the Altai mountainsfrom where he sent accounts of the war as seen from a Russian point of view, which were published in The Times and republished as Russia and the World and Through Russian Central Asia BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Most of the titles taken from Peter the Great Rramping, go to My Music to see full list.