The world between two covers: reading the globe
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"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-Thérese 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" --Provided by publisher.
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|Grouped Work ID||8b27ebf2-b3a5-1bf9-99ff-86bbfebdfb91|
|Grouping Title||world between two covers reading the globe|
|Grouping Author||ann morgan|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2022-10-06 02:08:35AM|
|Last Indexed||2022-10-06 02:45:58AM|
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