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The city of words

Author: Alberto Manguel
Publisher: Toronto : House of Anansi Press, 2007.
Series: CBC Massey lectures series.
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"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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Manguel, Alberto.
City of words.
Toronto : House of Anansi Press, 2007
(OCoLC)654260315
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alberto Manguel
ISBN: 9780887847639 0887847633
OCLC Number: 153913292
Description: 166 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: The voice of Cassandra --
The tablets of Gilgamesh --
The bricks of Babel --
The books of Don Quixote --
The screen of Hal.
Series Title: CBC Massey lectures series.
Responsibility: Alberto Manguel.
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"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."--Jacket.

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