The Craft of Thought

Mary Carruthers

A companion to Mary Carruthers’ earlier examine of reminiscence in medieval tradition, The E-book of Reminiscence, her new e book, The Craft of Thought, examines medieval monastic meditation as a self-discipline for making ideas, and discusses its affect on literature, artwork, and structure, deriving examples from quite a lot of late vintage and medieval sources, with excursions into fashionable architectural memorials. The examine emphasises meditation as an act of literary composition or invention, the strategies of which notably concerned each phrases and making psychological `footage’ for considering and composing.