What We Are Reading Today: Underland by Robert Macfarlane

Updated 17 June 2019

What We Are Reading Today: Underland by Robert Macfarlane

In this highly anticipated sequel to his international bestseller The Old Ways, author Robert Macfarlane takes readers on an extraordinary journey into our relationship with darkness, burial, and what lies beneath the surface of both place and mind.

“Hailed as ‘the great nature writer of this generation’ (Wall Street Journal), Robert Macfarlane is the celebrated author of books about the intersections of the human and the natural realms. In Underland, he delivers his masterpiece: An epic exploration of the Earth’s underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory, and the land itself,” said a review published in goodreads.com.

It said Underland “marks a new turn in Macfarlane’s long-term mapping of the relations of landscape and the human heart. From its remarkable opening pages to its deeply moving conclusion, it is a journey into wonder, loss, fear, and hope. At once ancient and urgent, this is a book that will change the way you see the world.”

Macfarlane is a British nature writer and literary critic. 


Taylor Swift opens up about eating disorder

Taylor Swift has revealed she struggled with an eating disorder. (File/AFP)
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Taylor Swift opens up about eating disorder

  • In a new documentary, Taylor Swift has revealed she struggled with an eating disorder

DUBAI: US singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has revealed she struggled with an eating disorder in a new documentary that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

“Miss Americana,” which is set to be released on Netflix on Jan. 31, sees Swift admit to fans that photographs and comments about her appearance triggered her eating disorder.

“I’m not in any way proud of it,” the singer said, adding that hurtful comments would “just trigger me to just starve a little bit.”

“Miss Americana” received a standing ovation after it premiered in Utah on Thursday night. Director Lana Wilson took to the stage to praise Swift, saying: “I think it’s really brave to see someone who is a role model for so many girls and women be really honest about that.”