- Inbunden (Hardback)
- Antal sidor
- Metropolitan Books (imprint of Henry Holt & Company)
- 45 black and white illustrations
- 241 x 165 x 38 mm
- Antal komponenter
- 544 g
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Bridge of Words
Esperanto and the Dream of a Universal Language
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Esther Schor s lovely book describes how a tenacious group of people have dedicated themselves to an optimistic vision of harmony. It is a meditation not only on Esperanto, but on idealism itself, and it is written with resonant clarity, abiding kindness, and great compassion. <b> Andrew Solomon</b>, author of <i>Far From the Tree</i></p> Esther Schor has crossed continents, tunneled under the Tower of Babel, brooded over the twentieth century s darkest traumas and brightest dreams, and spoken endless Esperanto in an effort to understand how a language freighted with human tragedy still lives like a kiss on the lips of its speakers. This is a beautiful, mysteriously moving book by a fearless writer who set out to find the soul of a language, knowing full well that it was her own soul she was after all along. <b> Jonathan Rosen</b>, author of <i>Joy Comes in the Morning</i></p> Esther Schor brings a scholar s rigor and a poet s ear to the astonishing, century-long story of Esperanto, from its Jewish inventor in nineteenth-century Poland to its fractious, worldwide devotees today. Tracing this utopian tale philosophically, politically, and personally, like a sympathetic yet clear-eyed analyst, she interprets the recurring dream of a universal language, revealing its meaning for our lives today. <b>Alisa Solomon</b>, author of <i>Wonder of Wonders</i></p>"
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<b>Esther Schor</b> is the author of <i>Emma Lazarus</i>, which received a 2006 National Jewish Book Award, and <i>Bearing the Dead: The British Culture of Mourning from the Enlightenment to Victoria</i>. A poet and essayist, she has written two volumes of poems, <i>Strange Nursery</i> and <i>The Hills of Holland</i>, and a memoir, <i>My Last JDate</i>. Her essays and reviews have appeared in <i>The New York Times Book Review</i>, <i>The Times Literary Supplement</i>, <i>The New Republic</i>, <i>Tablet</i>, the <i>Jewish Review of Books</i>, and <i>The Forward</i>, among other publications. A professor of English at Princeton University, Schor lives in Princeton, New Jersey.