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Literary Landscapes: Charting the Real-Life Settings of the World

Literary Landscapes: Charting the Real-Life Settings of the World
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Literary Landscapes: Charting the Real-Life Settings of the World
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  • ISBN: 9781911130772
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Some stories couldn’t happen just anywhere or any time – often the scenery, landscape or era is as central to the tale as any character – and just as easily recognised. What adventures would Heidi have had without her mountain neighbours? Would Jim Hawkins have experienced such an adventure had he not lived in mid-1700s England? Literary Landscapes brings together an eclectic collage of over 50 familiar literary worlds paired with original maps and archive material, as well as illustrations and photography.

In this collection of essays the reader will follow Leopold Bloom’s footsteps around Dublin, become immersed in Les Misérable’s revolutionary Paris, feel the chill wind of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, and hear the churning paddles of Mississippi steamboats in Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn.

The landscapes of enduring fictional characters and literary legends are vividly brought to life, evoking all the sights and sounds of the original works. For anyone who ever dreamt of escaping the everyday, Literary Landscapes will transport you to the greatest places in literature.

A book that EVERY book lover must have in their life. I adored it. First I went through all the references to the authors I have read, beginning with Thomas Hardy whose writing launched my entire career. Next I read the sections with books based in places I’ve been to, like Natsushiko Kyogoku’s Tokyo, followed by places I have yet to see in real life but are on my wish list such as Joyce’s Dublin and I still had a wonderful tapestry of delights to dip in to after that … I thought the quality of the book was just wonderful. Pages are smooth under the hand, the book is weighty and the illustrations frequently sumptuous so that Literary Landscapes is a delight for art as well as literature lovers … A real joy to read … stylishly penned, accessible and intelligent. There really is enough material in Literary Landscapes to keep a book lover entertained, happy and intrigued for several months. I cannot recommend this book highly enough” Linda’s Book Bag (19 Oct)

“This lovely book celebrates that fundamental reason why we read, offering up more than seventy pieces about books that are rooted in very real places. They will stir your memories of places you have visited and loved, and send you running to your bookshelves to pull out books to travel to those places all over again. They cross centuries and they cross the globe … When it catches your eye, this book is irresistible. It feels substantial but not heavy and it looks lovely, with entries are beautifully illustrated with archive material, original artworks, maps and photographs. It would make a wonderful gift, though it would be difficult to give away ….” Beyond Eden Rock (16 Oct)

“The vast number of essays mean that each treatment is fairly short, but there is no sense of hurry amongst the essays themselves… It is lavishly illustrated … Each essay is bordered by wide margins finely filled with more detail on the authors and their books. Beautifully presented and meaning the essay writers don't have to waste time on background before the exposition on the place in the novel. I like this feature and it is especially useful as for those authors you are less familiar with (and there will be quite a few).

The obvious essay for me to focus on is Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights, set as it is fairly close to where I am typing and an area I know well. The essay is excellent [and] has me reaching for Wuthering Heights again to re-live some its texture.” Juxtabook (17 Oct)
Autor SUTHERLAND, John (ed)
An apariţie 2018
Editura Modern Books
Nr pagini 256
Dimensiuni 23.4 x 17 cm
Format Hardback
Cuvinte cheie: sutherland john