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The Resource Far and away : reporting from the brink of change : seven continents, twenty-five years, Andrew Solomon

Far and away : reporting from the brink of change : seven continents, twenty-five years, Andrew Solomon

Label
Far and away : reporting from the brink of change : seven continents, twenty-five years
Title
Far and away
Title remainder
reporting from the brink of change : seven continents, twenty-five years
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Solomon
Title variation
Far & away
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Essays chronicle the author's activist stint on the Moscow barricades in 1991, his 2002 account of cultural rebirth in post-Taliban Afghanistan, and other stories of profound change
  • Psychologist, lecturer and activist Andrew Solomon's essays about places undergoing seismic political and cultural shifts, around the globe and across a generation. A testament to the importance of travel and bearing witness, they encompass South Africa and Brazil, China and Romania, Guatemala and the Solomon Islands, exploring history as it unfolds, largely through the people who are creating and being shaped by it. He learns from former political prisoners, transgender bartenders, rape victims, and shamans. He describes staring down tanks on the barricades in Moscow during the putsch that ended the Soviet Union, being left adrift at the Great Barrier Reef and brought in for questioning in Qaddafi's Libya, and carousing all night in Kabul with musicians finally able to play again after the US invasion drove away the Taliban. Far and Away chronicles a life's journey to the nexus of hope, courage, and the uncertainty of lived experience, while illuminating the development of Solomon's singularly insightful and empathetic worldview. These essays are rooted in intimate, deeply moving stories that reveal and revel in our common humanity.--Adapted from dust jacket
Summary
A volume of essays by the National Book Award and National Books Critics' Circle Award-winning author of Far From the Tree chronicles his activist stint on the Moscow barricades in 1991, his 2002 account of cultural rebirth in post-Taliban Afghanistan and other stories of profound change
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2016
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10481667
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
303.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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reporting from the brink of change, seven continents, twenty-five years
Label
Far and away : reporting from the brink of change : seven continents, twenty-five years, Andrew Solomon
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http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=BF875565-7A92-43F8-BC9A-A50E2A65D1E0
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 533-554) and index
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online resource
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
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Contents
Dispatches from everywhere -- The winter palettes -- Three days in August -- Young Russia's defiant decadence -- Their irony, humor (and art) can save China -- The artists of South Africa: separate, and equal -- Vlady's conquests -- "Don't mess with our cultural patrimony!" -- On each palette, a choice of political colors -- Sailing to Byzantium -- Enchanting Zambia -- Phaly Nuon's three steps -- The open spaces of Mongolia -- Inventing the conversation -- Naked, covered in ram's blood, drinking a Coke, and feeling pretty good -- An awakening after the Taliban -- Museum without walls -- Song of Solomons -- Children of bad memories -- Circle of fire: letter from Libya -- All the food in China -- Outward opulence for inner peace: the Qianlong Garden of Retirement -- Adventures in Antarctica -- When everyone signs -- Rio, city of hope -- In bed with the president of Ghana? -- Gay, Jewish, mentally ill, and a sponsor of gypsies in Romania -- Myanmar's moment -- Lost at the surface
Control code
ocn947042085
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unknown
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 578 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781476795065
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unknown
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computer
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
BF875565-7A92-43F8-BC9A-A50E2A65D1E0
System control number
(OCoLC)947042085
Label
Far and away : reporting from the brink of change : seven continents, twenty-five years, Andrew Solomon
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=BF875565-7A92-43F8-BC9A-A50E2A65D1E0
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 533-554) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Dispatches from everywhere -- The winter palettes -- Three days in August -- Young Russia's defiant decadence -- Their irony, humor (and art) can save China -- The artists of South Africa: separate, and equal -- Vlady's conquests -- "Don't mess with our cultural patrimony!" -- On each palette, a choice of political colors -- Sailing to Byzantium -- Enchanting Zambia -- Phaly Nuon's three steps -- The open spaces of Mongolia -- Inventing the conversation -- Naked, covered in ram's blood, drinking a Coke, and feeling pretty good -- An awakening after the Taliban -- Museum without walls -- Song of Solomons -- Children of bad memories -- Circle of fire: letter from Libya -- All the food in China -- Outward opulence for inner peace: the Qianlong Garden of Retirement -- Adventures in Antarctica -- When everyone signs -- Rio, city of hope -- In bed with the president of Ghana? -- Gay, Jewish, mentally ill, and a sponsor of gypsies in Romania -- Myanmar's moment -- Lost at the surface
Control code
ocn947042085
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 578 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476795065
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustration.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
BF875565-7A92-43F8-BC9A-A50E2A65D1E0
System control number
(OCoLC)947042085

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