On the Burning of Books

On the Burning of Books

Kenneth Baker  (Autor)
The burning of a book is recognizably powerful action-a fiery rejection of an ideology or a declaration of a text´s moral offense. But, since the invention of the printing press in the sixteenth century, the act of burning a book has become mostly symbolic-very rarely can a book´s content be expunged from the written record. In this heavily illustrated book, Kenneth Baker offers an enlightening history of the practice of book burning, often by desperate regimes, dictators, and religious fanatics eager to suppress revolutionaries, warn dissenters, or rally the faithful.

In On the Burning of Books, Baker explores famous moments throughout history when books have been burnt for political, religious, or personal reasons. Included among his investigations are stories from ancient China to the Nazis, from George Orwell´sAnimal Farm to Salman Rushdie´s The Satanic Verses, from Chairman Mao to the Spanish destruction of the Aztec civilization. Baker describes Samuel Pepys burning an erotic novel, and the personal fires of Lord Byron´s memoirs, Dickens´s letters, Hardy´s poems, and Philip Larkin´s diaries. Alongside these many examples are chapters on accidental book burning-and even lucky escapes.

A book that celebrates the authority and influence of the written word by examining many instances of society´s attempt to suppress it,On the Burning of Books will be a work to be cherished-and kept far from flame.
Tarne: 7-14 tööpäeva
Kogus
32,90 €
20,50 €
-38%
Saadavus kauplustes

Viimased kommentaarid

Keskmine hinnang puudub (kokku 0 hindajat)
5 tähte 0
4 tähte 0
3 tähte 0
2 tähte 0
1 täht 0
Jaga oma mõtteid teiste klientidega
Lisan ostukorvi...
Lisan soovikorvi...
Sulge
See väli on kohustuslik.
Palun sisesta 2 või enam tähemäki.
See väli on kohustuslik.
Palun sisesta 2 või enam tähemäki.
First name is not valid.
Vigane email.
E-posti aadress on nõutud.
This email is already registered.
Vigane email.
See väli on kohustuslik.
See väli on kohustuslik.
See väli on kohustuslik.
See väli on kohustuslik.
Enter a valid password.
Palun sisesta 6 või enam tähemärki.
Please enter 16 or less characters.
Passwords are not same.
Isikukood/reg nr. puudub.
Reg nr. puudub.
Firma nimi puudub.
Selle isiku- või registrikoodiga on konto juba loodud
Vale Eesti isikukood
See väli on kohustuslik.
Birthday field is not valid.
Email, isikukood või salasõna on vale