Thursday, 17 October 2013

Definition of terms

Pronunciation: /ˈpɪlgrɪmɪdʒ/

A pilgrim’s journey: he wanted to go on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, a place of pilgrimage

A journey to a place of particular interest or significance: 'His passion was opera and he made annual pilgrimages to Bayreuth.'

Chiefly literary: life viewed as a journey: 'Now is the thirty-first year of my dark pilgrimage on this earth

Middle English: from Provençal pelegrinage, from pelegrin 

Reading and watching

  • Foot by Foot to Santiago de Compostela/Judy Foot
  • The Testament of Mary with Fiona Shaw at the Barbican
  • The Testament of Mary/Colm Toibin
  • Schwanengesang/Schubert - Tony Spence
  • Journals/Robert Falcon Scott
  • Fugitive Pieces/Ann Michaels
  • Unless/Carol Shields
  • Faust/Royal Opera House
  • The Art of Travel/Alain de Botton
  • Mad Men Series 6
  • A Week at The Airport/Alain de Botton
  • The Railway Man/Eric Lomax
  • Bright Lights, Big City/Jay McInerney
  • Stones of Venice/John Ruskin
  • The Sea, the Sea/Iris Murdoch
  • Childe Harold/Lord Byron
  • All The Pretty Horses/Cormac McCarthy
  • Extreme Rambling/Mark Thomas
  • Story of my Life/Jay McInerney
  • Venice Observed/Mary McCarthy