Imagined London:A Tour of the World's Greatest Fictional City (National Geographic Directions)

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出版社: Random House US
2006-01
版次: 1
ISBN: 9780792242079
装帧: 平装
开本: 大32开
纸张: 胶版纸
页数: 162页
  •   Anna Quindlen first visited London from a chair in hersuburban Philadelphia home—in one of her beloved childhood mysterynovels. She has been back to London countless times since, throughthe pages of books and in person, and now, in Imagined London, shetakes her own readers on a tour of this greatest of literarycities.

      

      While New York, Paris, and Dublin are also vividly portrayed infiction, it is London, Quindlen argues, that has always been thestar, both because of the primacy of English literature and thespecificity of city descriptions. She bases her view of the city onher own detailed literary map, tracking the footsteps of herfavorite characters: the places where Evelyn Waugh's bright youngthings danced until dawn, or where Lydia Bennett eloped with thedastardly Wickham.

      

      In Imagined London, Quindlen walks through the city, movingwithin blocks from the great books of the 19th century to thedetective novels of the 20th to the new modernist tradition of the21st. With wit and charm, Imagined London gives this splendid cityits full due in the landscape of the literary imagination.

      

      Praise for Imagined London:

      

      "Shows just how much a reading experience can enrich a physicaljourney." —New York Times Book Review

      

      "An elegant new work of nonfiction... People will be inspired bythis book." —Ann Curry, Today

      

      "An affectionate, richly allusive tribute to the city." —KirkusReviews  
  • 内容简介:
      Anna Quindlen first visited London from a chair in hersuburban Philadelphia home—in one of her beloved childhood mysterynovels. She has been back to London countless times since, throughthe pages of books and in person, and now, in Imagined London, shetakes her own readers on a tour of this greatest of literarycities.

      

      While New York, Paris, and Dublin are also vividly portrayed infiction, it is London, Quindlen argues, that has always been thestar, both because of the primacy of English literature and thespecificity of city descriptions. She bases her view of the city onher own detailed literary map, tracking the footsteps of herfavorite characters: the places where Evelyn Waugh's bright youngthings danced until dawn, or where Lydia Bennett eloped with thedastardly Wickham.

      

      In Imagined London, Quindlen walks through the city, movingwithin blocks from the great books of the 19th century to thedetective novels of the 20th to the new modernist tradition of the21st. With wit and charm, Imagined London gives this splendid cityits full due in the landscape of the literary imagination.

      

      Praise for Imagined London:

      

      "Shows just how much a reading experience can enrich a physicaljourney." —New York Times Book Review

      

      "An elegant new work of nonfiction... People will be inspired bythis book." —Ann Curry, Today

      

      "An affectionate, richly allusive tribute to the city." —KirkusReviews  
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