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The Book of Legendary Lands

English · Paperback / Softback

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In the tradition of On Beauty , On Ugliness and The Infinity of Lists , Umberto Eco presents an enthralling and erudite illustrated tour of the fabled places that have awed and eluded us through the ages. From the epic poems of Homer to contemporary science fiction, from the Holy Scriptures to modern mythology and fairy tale, literature and art are full of illusory places we have at some time believed are real, and onto which we have projected our dreams, ideals and fears. Umberto Eco leads us on an illuminating journey through these legendary lands - Atlantis, Thule and Hyperborea, the Earth's interior and the Land of Cockaigne - and explores utopias and dystopias where our imagination can confront concepts that are too incredible, or too challenging, for our limited real world. In The Book of Legendary Lands the author's text is accompanied by several hundred carefully assembled works of art and literature; the result is a beautifully illustrated volume with broad and enduring appeal.

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Authors Umberto Eco
Assisted by Alastair Mcewen (Translation)
Publisher Quercus Publishing
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 03.09.2015
EAN 9780857052964
ISBN 978-0-85705-296-4
No. of pages 480
Dimensions 146 mm x 204 mm x 28 mm
Series MacLehose Press
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature

Kulturgeschichte, Literaturgeschichte, HISTORY / Europe / General, Literature & literary studies, Monsters & Legendary Beings, Biography, Literature and Literary studies

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