The Border

ISBN: 9780857057808 Categorii: Diverse, Diverse. An apariție: 2020 Autor: Erika Fatland Editură: MacLehose Press Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 608 Stoc: La comandă

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An extraordinary odyssey through the fourteen countries that border Russia today
From North Korea into China, through former Soviet states and breakaway republics in Asia and the Caucasus, crossing the Caspian and Black Seas, northwards to Europe, into the Arctic Circle and through the icy waters of the Northeast Passage, Erika Fatland travels alone and explores the rich, diverse and often dramatic histories and scarred landscapes of these bordering nations.

Along her twenty-thousand-kilometre journey, she meets survivors of interminable wars and indiscriminate deportations, and some communities still nostalgic for Soviet times. She drinks tea with a reindeer nomad in Mongolia and encounters displaced Ingushetians in Kazakhstan; she meets a history professor-turned-tank driver in Ukraine and tours the vestiges of Chernobyl. She hears an extraordinary story of endurance from one of the last survivors of the Minsk Ghetto, and learns that the area of Russia that borders Norway, her own country, is the most polluted place in the world. The Border is the log of an unmatchable journey, and offers vivid portraits of cultures and individuals living at the limits of this dominant land mass.

Shortlisted for the 2020 Edward Stanford/Lonely Planet Debut Travel Writer of the Year Award, Erika Fatland has established herself as a fearless, sharp observer and an outstanding interviewer at the forefront of narrative travel literature.
Translated from the Norwegian by Kari Dickson

"The strength of Fatland's book lies in its ability to make history come alive through stories . . . Every chapter is captivating reading" Suddeutsche Zeitung
"Fatland masters the genre to perfection . . . A true delight" Aftenposten

Limba
Engleza
Subiect Principal
Istoria lumii
Perioada Istorica
Epoca contemporana
Autor
Erika Fatland
Data Publicarii
2020
Editura
MacLehose Press
Inaltime
23.2
Latime
15.2
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
608
Subtitlu
A Journey Around Russia Through North Korea, China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Norway and the Northeast Passage
Traducatori
Kari Dickson
Bic
HB
Greutate
820
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