The Beautiful Obscure

Author(s): Luke Stegemann

Travel Writing

Our first publication, The Beautiful Obscure by Luke Stegemann is a powerful work that introduces the reader to an extraordinary array of characters and events. Drawing on his more than 30 years living between Australia and Spain, Stegemann combines documentary research with art history, political analysis, memoir, travelogue and family anecdote to essay a largely unconsidered cultural history.

'This book spoke to my heart. An outsider's love letter to a people and their way of life... a rich palimpsest of ideas and episodes and tumbling phrases. A country, a culture, a life, all intertwined - who could ask for more?' - Nicolas Rothwell

The cover image of The Beautiful Obscure shows a detail from Joachim Patinir, El paso de la laguna Estigia (Charon crossing the Styx), 1520-1524. © Madrid, Museo del Prado.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780648037439
  • : Transmission Press
  • : Transmission Press
  • : May 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Luke Stegemann
  • : Paperback
  • : 1706