Far and Away: How Travel Can Change the World

Far and Away: How Travel Can Change the World

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Beschreibung

From the winner of the National Book Award and the National Books Critics' Circle Award?and one of the most original thinkers of our time??Andrew Solomon's magisterial Far and Away collects a quarter-century of soul-shaking essays? (Vanity Fair).

Far and Away chronicles Andrew Solomon's writings about places undergoing seismic shifts?political, cultural, and spiritual. From his stint on the barricades in Moscow in 1991, when he joined artists in resisting the coup whose failure ended the Soviet Union, his 2002 account of the rebirth of culture in Afghanistan following the fall of the Taliban, his insightful appraisal of a Myanmar seeped in contradictions as it slowly, fitfully pushes toward freedom, and many other stories of profound upheaval, this book provides a unique window onto the very idea of social change. With his signature brilliance and compassion, Solomon demonstrates both how history is altered by individuals, and how personal identities are altered when governments alter.

A journalist and essayist of remarkable perception and prescience, Solomon captures the essence of these cultures. Ranging across seven continents and twenty-five years, these ?meaty dispatches...are brilliant geopolitical travelogues that also comprise a very personal and reflective resume of the National Book Award winner's globe-trotting adventures? (Elle). Far and Away takes a magnificent journey into the heart of extraordinarily diverse experiences: ?You will not only know the world better after having seen it through Solomon's eyes, you will also care about it more? (Elizabeth Gilbert).

Andrew Solomon is a professor of psychology at Columbia University, president of PEN American Center, and a regular contributor to 
The New Yorker, NPR, and 
The New York Times Magazine. A lecturer and activist, he is the author of 
Far and Away: Essays from the Brink of Change: Seven Continents, Twenty-Five Years; the National Book Critics Circle Award-winner 
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity, which has won thirty additional national awards
; and 
The Noonday Demon; An Atlas of Depression, which won the 2001 National Book Award, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and has been published in twenty-four languages. He has also written a novel, 
A Stone Boat, which was a finalist for the
Los Angeles Times First Fiction Award and 
The Irony Tower: Soviet Artists in a Time of Glasnost. His TED talks have been viewed over ten million times. He lives in New York and London and is a dual national. For more information, visit the author’s website at AndrewSolomon.com.

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Einband

Taschenbuch

Erscheinungsdatum

23.05.2017

Verlag

Scribner Books Co

Seitenzahl

640

Beschreibung

Details

Einband

Taschenbuch

Erscheinungsdatum

23.05.2017

Verlag

Scribner Books Co

Seitenzahl

640

Maße (L/B/H)

22,8/15,6/4 cm

Gewicht

689 g

Sprache

Englisch

ISBN

978-1-4767-9505-8

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