Denna webbshop är stängd för köp.
Klicka här för mer information

Hav: Last Letters from Hav of the Myrmidons
  • Bandtyp: Häftad
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 201108
  • Antal sidor: 301
  • Vikt i gram: 322
  • ISBN10:1590174496
  • ISBN13:9781590174494

Hav: Last Letters from Hav of the Myrmidons

(Häftad)
Beskrivning:

A New York Review Books Original

Hav is like no place on earth. Rumored to be the site of Troy, captured during the crusades and recaptured by Saladin, visited by Tolstoy, Hitler, Grace Kelly, and Princess Diana, this Mediterranean city-state is home to several architectural marvels and an annual rooftop race that is a feat of athleticism and insanity. As Jan Morris guides us through the corridors and quarters of Hav, we hear the mingling of Italian, Russian, and Arabic in its markets, delight in its famous snow raspberries, and meet the denizens of its casinos and caf s.

When Morris published Last Letters from Hav in 1985, it was short-listed for the Booker Prize. Here it is joined by Hav of the Myrmidons, a sequel that brings the story up-to-date. Twenty-first-century Hav is nearly unrecognizable. Sanitized and monetized, it is ruled by a group of fanatics who have rewritten its history to reflect their own blinkered view of the past.

Morris's only novel is dazzlingly sui-generis, part erudite travel memoir, part speculative fiction, part cautionary political tale. It transports the reader to an extraordinary place that never was, but could well be.

Kundrecensioner och bloggar

Sök fler böcker:

Kunder som köpt denna bok har
även köpt:
A Dictionary of Modern English Usage
Tales from Earthsea
Tales from Earthsea
av Le Guin, Ursula K.
The Other Wind, 5
The Other Wind, 5
av Le Guin, Ursula K.
A Rule Is To Break
A Rule Is To Break
av Seven, John
Skotten i Köpenhamn :  ett reportage om