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Parrish, Maxfield - The Lantern Bearers (1908)

Identifier

029165

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Rosemary Sutcliff CBE (14 December 1920 – 23 July 1992) was an English novelist best known for children's books, especially historical fiction and retellings of myths and legends. Although she was primarily a children's author, the quality and depth of her writing also appeals to adults. In a 1986 interview she said, "I would claim that my books are for children of all ages, from nine to ninety." Some of her novels were specifically written for adults.  For her contribution as a children's writer Sutcliff was a runner-up for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1974
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The Lantern Bearers (1908), created for Collier's magazine, shows Parrish's use of glazes and saturated color in an evocative night scene. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

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A description of the experience

“It may be that the night will close over us in the end, but I believe that morning will come again. Morning always grows out of the darkness, though maybe not for the people who saw the sun go down. We are the Lantern Bearers, my friend; for us to keep something burning, to carry what light we can forward into the darkness and the wind.”
― Rosemary Sutcliff, The Lantern Bearers


The source of the experience

Parrish, Maxfield

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