The City of Words - CBC Massey Lectures

Manguel, Alberto

ISBN 10: 0887847633 / ISBN 13: 9780887847639
Editorial: House of Anansi Pr, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2007
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- 166 ages, indexed - Books About Words & Books, Words & Ideas of Intolerance in our society and how to change things - as visionary and erudite as we have come to expect from this polymath - v fine in mylar wrapper. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 13686

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Título: The City of Words - CBC Massey Lectures

Editorial: House of Anansi Pr, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Año de publicación: 2007

Encuadernación: Original Wraps

Condición del libro: As New

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition.

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Sinopsis:

The end of ethnic nationalism building societies that promote civic nationalism with universally accepted value systems seems eminently sensible. But something is going wrong. In these 2007 Massey Lectures, Alberto Manguel takes a fresh look at the problems that come with creating new societies. Race riots in France, political murder in The Netherlands, bombings in Britain all appear to be symptoms of a multicultural experiment gone awry. Politicians and sociologists are puzzled; why is it so hard for people to live together given the grim alternatives? Is blood still more important than peaceful coexistence? In The City of Words Manguel proposes a different approach: look at what writers have to say maybe books and stories hold secret keys to the human heart, keys that social planners can’t find. With his trademark wit and erudition, Manguel suggests looking on the library shelf marked fiction” for the book titled How to Build a Better Society.

About the Author:

Alberto Manguel was born in Buenos Aires but moved to Toronto early on in his life. He now lives in France. He is the author of some hugely successful books including A Dictionary of Imaginary Places and A History of Reading. He is a Guggenheim Fellow.

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