Questions of travel william morris in iceland by lavinia greenlaw the great victorian william morris was fascinated by iceland which inspired him to write one of the masterpieces of travel literature. In questions of travel lavinia greenlaw a wonderful poet in her own right shares excerpts from william morris nineteenth century journey to iceland morris is principally known for his involvement in the arts crafts movement. William morris in iceland questions of travel lavinia greenlaws selection from morriss icelandic journal the best book of travel written by an english poet and the least known is interposed with her own questions of travel which follow the footprints of morriss prose responding to its surfaces and undercurrents extending its horizons. William morriss account of his journey through iceland is touching quick vivid often very funny while lavinia greenlaws spare commentary acts as a kind of brilliant x ray into the deep structures of travel itself. This collection questions of travel william morris in iceland notting hill editions london march 2017 pairing contemporary poet and writer lavinia greenlaw and the exuberant rather ubiquitous 19th century artist william morris sustains a particular kind of strangeness which yields an unexpected satisfying unity
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