An Inventory of Losses

Judith Schalansky (Author) Jackie Smith (Translator)
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Description

With meticulous research and a vivid awareness of why we should care about these losses, Judith Schalansky, the acclaimed author of Atlas of Remote Islands, lets these objects speak for themselves: she ventriloquizes the tone of other sources, burrows into the language of contemporaneous accounts, and deeply interrogates the very notion of memory.

Product Details

Price
$24.95  $22.95
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
December 01, 2020
Pages
224
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780811229630

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About the Author

Judith Schalansky, born in Greifswald in 1980, lives in Berlin and works as a writer, book designer, and editor (of the prestigious natural history list at Matthes und Seitz). Her books, including the international bestseller Atlas of Remote Islands and the novel The Giraffe's Neck, have been translated into more than twenty languages.
Jackie Smith is a literary translator working from German and French into English. After graduating from Cambridge University she worked as a commercial translator before dedicating herself full-time to creative and book translations. In 2015 she was selected to participate in the New Books in German 'Emerging Translators Programme'. Her translation of an excerpt from Hans Platzgumer's novel Am Rand (On the Edge) won the Austrian Cultural Forum London Translation Prize 2017.

Reviews

The most wondrous book of the year: by taking the vanished and turning it into a great piece of literature, the author has performed a magical act.
Utterly fascinating.--Rosmarie Waldrop
A celebration of what can still be accomplished with imagination, paper. and ink.--Anthony Doerr
An exploration of extinct animals and objects told through dazzling stories that question the bounds of memory and myth.