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The Resource The city of words, Alberto Manguel, (electronic resource)

The city of words, Alberto Manguel, (electronic resource)

Label
The city of words
Title
The city of words
Statement of responsibility
Alberto Manguel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the 2007 CBC Massey Lectures, author Alberto Manguel takes a fresh look at the rise of violent intolerance in our societies. Many of us agree that the end of ethnic nationalism is a good idea. We strive to build societies that promote civic nationalism, with sets of values all citizens can agree on. But something has gone wrong: race riots in France, political murder in the Netherlands, bombings in Britain - are these symptoms of a multicultural experiment gone awry? Why is it so difficult for us to live together when the alternatives are demonstrably horrifying?" "Alberto Manguel suggests a fresh approach: We should look at what visionaries, poets, novelists, essayists, and filmmakers have to say about building societies. Perhaps the stories we tell hold secret keys to the human heart. From Cassandra to Jack London, the Epic of Gilgamesh to the computer Hal in 2001: A Space Odyssey, Don Quixote to Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner, Manguel draws fascinating and revelatory parallels between the personal and political realities of our present-day word and those of myth, legend, and story."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Manguel, Alberto
Dewey number
809/.93358
Index
index present
LC call number
PN51
LC item number
.M2678 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
CBC Massey lecture series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature and society
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Toleration in literature
  • Violence in literature
Label
The city of words, Alberto Manguel, (electronic resource)
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=7E767E63-FB98-4EA2-B3DD-A513463E618C
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Lecture 1: The voice of Cassandra -- Lecture 2: The Tablets of Gilgamesh -- Lecture 3: The bricks of Babel -- Lecture 4: The books of Don Quixote -- Lecture 5: The screen of Hal
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (166 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780887848490
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 3338637
  • ocn708581919
  • (OCoLC)708581919
Label
The city of words, Alberto Manguel, (electronic resource)
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=7E767E63-FB98-4EA2-B3DD-A513463E618C
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Lecture 1: The voice of Cassandra -- Lecture 2: The Tablets of Gilgamesh -- Lecture 3: The bricks of Babel -- Lecture 4: The books of Don Quixote -- Lecture 5: The screen of Hal
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (166 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780887848490
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 3338637
  • ocn708581919
  • (OCoLC)708581919

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