Around the world in 80 books / David Damrosch.
- 1 of 5 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
- 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.
2 current holds with 5 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|North Kansas City Public Library||809 DAMROSCH 2021 (Text)||0001002390381||Nonfiction New||Checked out||12/09/2021|
- ISBN: 9780593299883
- ISBN: 0593299884
- Physical Description: xix, 412 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2021.
- Copyright: ©2021
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages -412).
|Formatted Contents Note:||
London : Inventing a City -- Paris : Writers' Paradise -- Krakow : After Auschwitz -- Venice-Florence : Invisible cities -- Cairo-Istanbul-Muscat : Stories within stories -- The Congo-Nigeria : (Post)Colonial encounters -- Israel/Palestine : Strangers in a strange land -- Tehran-Shiraz : A desertful of roses -- Calcutta/Kolkata : Rewriting empire -- Shanghai-Beijing : Journeys to the west -- Tokyo-Kyoto : The west of the east -- Brazil-Columbia : Utopias, dystopias, heterotopias -- Mexico-Guatemala : The Pope's blowgun -- The Antilles and beyond : Fragments of epic memory -- Bar Harbor : the world on a desert island -- New York : Migrant metropolis.
"A transporting and illuminating voyage around the globe, through classic and modern literary works that are in conversation with one another and with the world around them Inspired by Jules Verne's hero Phileas Fogg, David Damrosch, chair of Harvard University's department of comparative literature and founder of Harvard's Institute for World Literature, set out to counter a pandemic's restrictions on travel by exploring eighty exceptional books from around the globe. Following a literary itinerary from London to Venice, Tehran and points beyond, and via authors from Woolf and Dante to Nobel Prize-winners Orhan Pamuk, Wole Soyinka, Mo Yan, and Olga Tokarczuk, he explores how these works have shaped our idea of the world, and the ways in which the world bleeds into literature. To chart the expansive landscape of world literature today, Damrosch explores how writers live in two very different worlds: the world of their personal experience and the world of books that have enabled great writers to give shape and meaning to their lives. In his literary cartography, Damrosch includes compelling contemporary works as well as perennial classics, hard-bitten crime fiction as well as haunting works of fantasy, and the formative tales that introduce us as children to the world we're entering. Taken together, these eighty titles offer us fresh perspective on enduring problems, from the social consequences of epidemics to the rising inequality that Thomas More designed Utopia to combat, as well as the patriarchal structures within and against which many of these books' heroines have to struggle-from the work of Murasaki Shikibu a millennium ago to Margaret Atwood today. Around the World in 80 Books is a global invitation to look beyond ourselves and our surroundings, and to see our world and its literature in new ways"-- Provided by publisher.
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