Lost Worlds: What Have We Lost and Where Did it Go? (BOK)

Michael Bywater

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They...go. They vanish. People. Civilizations. Languages. Philosophies. Works of art disappear, species are extinguished, books are lost. Dunwich is drowned, Pompeii buried, Athena's statue gone from the Parthenon, Suetonius's Lives of the Great Whores gone the way of the Roman Empire. Whole libraries of knowledge, galleries of secrets. Gone. Little things, too. Train compartments. Snuff, galoshes, smog. Your mother's perfume. Our culture, our knowledge and all our lives are shadows cast by what went before. We are defined, not by what we have, but by what we have lost along the way. And so, Lost Worlds: a glossary of the missing, a cabinet of absent curiosities, it weaves a web of everything we no longer have. Lost Worlds: the book that falls open at every page.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2005
Forfatter Michael Bywater Forlag
Granta books
ISBN 9781862077980 Antall sider 304
Dimensjoner 12,9cm x 19,8cm x 1,8cm Vekt 218 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Popular culture, Humour