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The Resource The world between two covers : reading the globe, Ann Morgan

The world between two covers : reading the globe, Ann Morgan

Label
The world between two covers : reading the globe
Title
The world between two covers
Title remainder
reading the globe
Statement of responsibility
Ann Morgan
Title variation
World between 2 covers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A beguiling exploration of the joys of reading across boundaries, inspired by the author's year-long journey through a book from every country. Following an impulse to read more internationally, journalist Ann Morgan undertook first to define 'the world' and then to find a story from each of 196 nations. Tireless in her quest and assisted by generous, far-flung strangers, Morgan discovered not only a treasury of world literature but also the keys to unlock it. Whether considering the difficulties faced by writers in developing nations, movingly illustrated by Burundian Marie-Therese Toyi's Weep Not, Refugee; tracing the use of local myths in the fantastically successful Samoan YA series Telesa; delving into questions of censorship and propaganda while sourcing a title from North Korea; or simply getting hold of The Corsair, the first Qatari novel to be translated into English, Morgan illuminates with wit, warmth, and insight how stories are written the world over and how place-geographical, historical, virtual-shapes the books we read and write" --
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Reading the world
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Morgan, Ann
Dewey number
028/.9
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z1003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Morgan, Ann
  • Books and reading
  • Women journalists
  • English literature
  • Literature
  • Publishers and publishing
  • National charateristics in literature
  • Geography and literature
  • Literature and the Internet
Label
The world between two covers : reading the globe, Ann Morgan
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Publication
Note
First published in Great Britain in 2015 by Harvill Secker under the title Reading the world: confessions of a literary explorer
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-324)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Deciding to travel : the impulse to read the world -- Plotting the route : the global literature landscape -- Identifying landmarks : cultural identity and the problem of authenticity -- Following the trade routes : publishing around the world -- Venturing off the beaten track : writers commercial publishing doesn't reach -- Taking alternative modes of transport : oral narratives -- Encountering roadblocks : censorship, propaganda and exiled writers -- Broadening the mind : empathy and politics in literature -- Dealing with culture shock : when books and readers clash -- Finding myself : representations of the West in books around the world -- Crossing the language barrier : translation -- Surveying the road ahead : technology and the internet
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9781631490675
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2015000936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The world between two covers : reading the globe, Ann Morgan
Publication
Note
First published in Great Britain in 2015 by Harvill Secker under the title Reading the world: confessions of a literary explorer
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-324)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Deciding to travel : the impulse to read the world -- Plotting the route : the global literature landscape -- Identifying landmarks : cultural identity and the problem of authenticity -- Following the trade routes : publishing around the world -- Venturing off the beaten track : writers commercial publishing doesn't reach -- Taking alternative modes of transport : oral narratives -- Encountering roadblocks : censorship, propaganda and exiled writers -- Broadening the mind : empathy and politics in literature -- Dealing with culture shock : when books and readers clash -- Finding myself : representations of the West in books around the world -- Crossing the language barrier : translation -- Surveying the road ahead : technology and the internet
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9781631490675
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2015000936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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