- 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. Andrew Solomon, author of Far From the Tree 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. Jonathan Rosen, author of Joy Comes in the Morning 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. Alisa Solomon, author of Wonder of Wonders"
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Esther Schor is the author of Emma Lazarus, which received a 2006 National Jewish Book Award, and Bearing the Dead: The British Culture of Mourning from the Enlightenment to Victoria. A poet and essayist, she has written two volumes of poems, Strange Nursery and The Hills of Holland, and a memoir, My Last JDate. Her essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Times Literary Supplement, The New Republic, Tablet, the Jewish Review of Books, and The Forward, among other publications. A professor of English at Princeton University, Schor lives in Princeton, New Jersey.