Known and Strange Things
Auteur: Teju Cole
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780812989786
  • Druk: 1
  • augustus 2016
  • 416 pagina's
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Teju Cole

"Teju Cole (born June 27, 1975) is an American writer, photographer, and art historian.

(Bron: Wikipedia. Beschikbaar onder de licentie Creative Commons Naamsvermelding/Gelijk delen.)"

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A blazingly intelligent first book of essays from the award-winning author of Open City and Every Day Is for the Thief

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
Time &; The Guardian &; Harper's Bazaar &; San Francisco Chronicle &; The Atlantic &; Financial Times &; Kirkus

Finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay and PEN/Jean Stein Book Award

With this collection of more than fifty pieces on politics, photography, travel, history, and literature, Teju Cole solidifies his place as one of today&;s most powerful and original voices. On page after page, deploying prose dense with beauty and ideas, he finds fresh and potent ways to interpret art, people, and historical moments, taking in subjects from Virginia Woolf, Shakespeare, and W. G. Sebald to Instagram, Barack Obama, and Boko Haram. Cole brings us new considerations of James Baldwin in the age of Black Lives Matter; the African American photographer Roy DeCarava, who, forced to shoot with film calibrated exclusively for white skin tones, found his way to a startling and true depiction of black subjects; and (in an essay that inspired both praise and pushback when it first appeared) the White Savior Industrial Complex, the system by which African nations are sentimentally aided by an America &;developed on pillage.&;

Persuasive and provocative, erudite yet accessible, Known and Strange Things is an opportunity to live within Teju Cole&;s wide-ranging enthusiasms, curiosities, and passions, and a chance to see the world in surprising and affecting new frames.

Praise for Known and Strange Things

&;On every level of engagement and critique, Known and Strange Things is an essential and scintillating journey.&;&;Claudia Rankine, The New York Times Book Review (Editors&; Choice)

&;A heady mix of wit, nostalgia, pathos, and a genuine desire to untangle the world, or at the least, to bask in its unending riddles.&;&;The Atlantic

&;Brilliant . . . [Known and Strange Things] reveals Cole&;s extraordinary talent and his capacious mind.&;&;Time

&;[Known and Strange Things] showcases the magnificent breadth of subjects [Cole] is able to plumb with . . . passion and eloquence.&;&;Harper&;s Bazaar

&;[Cole is] one of the most vibrant voices in contemporary writing.&;&;LA Times

&;Cole has fulfilled the dazzling promise of his novels Every Day Is for the Thief and Open City. He ranges over his interests with voracious keenness, laser-sharp prose, an open heart and a clear eye.&;&;The Guardian

&;Remarkably probing essays . . . Cole is one of only a very few lavishing his focused attention on that most approachable (and perhaps therefore most overlooked) art form, photography.&;&;Chicago Tribune

&;There&;s almost no subject Cole can&;t come at from a startling angle. . . . His [is a] prickly, eclectic, roaming mind.&;&;The Boston Globe

&;[Cole] brings a subtle, layered perspective to all he encounters.&;&;Vanity Fair

&;In page after page, Cole upholds the sterling virtue of good writing combined with emotional and intellectual engagement.&;&;The New Statesman

&;[Known and Strange Things possesses] a passion for justice, a deep sympathy for the poor and the powerless around the world, and a fiery moral outrage.&;&;Poets and Writers

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Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
augustus 2016
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Afmeting: 20 x 13 cm
Aantal pagina's
416 pagina's
Illustraties
Met illustraties

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Auteur(s)
Teju Cole

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9780812989786

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Gewicht
350 g
Studieboek
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Verpakking breedte
133 mm
Verpakking hoogte
27 mm
Verpakking lengte
204 mm

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  • Inspirerende observaties
    • Inspirerend

    Teju Cole schrijft toegankelijk over literatuur, fotografie en plaatsen die hij heeft bezocht. Als een antropoloog haalt hij rake observaties uit deze drie dingen die het leven hem aanreiken, zonder theoretisch te worden. Inspirerende observaties en beschouwingen.

  • Known and Strange Things
    • Inspirerend

    Helemaal Cole: hij neemt je mee op zijn literaire ervaringen van het dagelijks leven, zijn reizen en zijn culturele ervaringen. Een boek voor wie kan genieten van een avondje verhalen luisteren aan het haardvuur.

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