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The Passenger: California

The Passenger California recensie en informatie boek met verhalen over Californië. Op 2 augustus 2022 verschijnt bij uitgeverij Eurpa Editions het nieuwe deel in de reeks The Passenger met verhalen van Californische auteurs over de Amerikaanse staat Californië.

The Passenger California recensie en informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van The Passenger: California. Dit boek is geschreven door diverse schrijvers en schrijfsters. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van dit nieuwe boek met verhalen over en uit de Amerikaanse staat Califormia.

The Passenger California Verhalen over Californië

The Passenger: California

  • Schrijvers: Diverse auteurs (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: verhalen over Californië
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Europa Editions
  • Verschijnt: 2 augustus 2022
  • Omvang: 192 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: paperback 
  • Boek bestellen bij: Amazon / Bol

Flaptekst van het boek met verhalen over California

For thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans, the territory we now know as California was inhabited and cared for by Indigenous people. After centuries of land grabs, genocide and environmental devastation, a movement calling for a return of the land to its legitimate custodians is finally achieving its first concrete results.

What Does It Mean to Be a Solution? by Vanessa Hua
The Asian-American community is fighting back against its imprisonment in a rigid stereotype that sees them only as taciturn, hard-working people incapable of relating to others. At the forefront of this is a new generation of writers whose literary creations are finally reflecting a more multifaceted image.

Shadows in the Valley by Francisco Cantú
For millions of Americans, Yosemite National Park represents an ideal of unsullied nature, an image perpetuated through family stories and the nation’s epic narratives. But to ignore the history of violence and genocide behind the park’s creation, we risk doing wrong not only to the victims but also to ourselves, because in taking this approach we are denied the chance to understand a place linked as much to human history as it is to its rocks and its waterfalls.

Auteurs met verhalen in het boek

  • Mark Arax – Gone: The Burning of Paradise
  • Francisco Cantú – Shadows in the Valley
  • Francesco Costa – Decalifornication
  • Brian Goldstone – Three Kids, Two Paychecks, No Home
  • NC Hernandez – Ballot-Box Blues: The Indirect Road to Direct Democracy
  • Vanessa Hua – What Does It Mean to Be a Solution?
  • Lauren Markham – Rematriation
  • Michele Masner – Tipping the World Over
  • Lisa Teasley – Some of Everything
  • Anna Wiener – Growing Uncertainty in California’s Central Valley

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The Passenger India Verhalen over India

The Passenger India Verhalen over India recensie en informatie. Op 18 maart 2021 verschijnt bij Europa Editions dit boek met verhalen over en uit de India.

The Passenger India recensie en informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van The Passenger: India. Dit boek is geschreven door diverse schrijvers en schrijfsters. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van dit nieuwe boek met verhalen over en uit India.

The Passenger India Verhalen over India

The Passenger: India

  • Schrijvers: Diverse auteurs
  • Soort boek: (reis)verhalen
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Europa Editions
  • Verschijnt: 18 maart 2021
  • Omvang: 192 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: Paperback 

Flaptekst van The Passenger India verhalen over India

Fully-illustrated, The Passenger collects the best new writing, photography, art and reportage from around the world.

In this volume: Caste: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow by Arundhati Roy・The Invention of Hindu Nationalism by Prem Shankar Jha・No Country for Women by Tishani Doshi・plus: the grand ambitions of the world’s most underrated space program, Bollywood’s obsession with Swiss landscapes, an ode to Bengali food, eagerly awaiting the monsoon, the wrestler tackling stereotypes and much more.

Since its earliest interactions with the West, India has been the object of a gross misinterpretation that has survived to the present day, a vague association with ideas of peace, spiritualism, the magic of the fakirs. Constantly reframed and mythicised by Westerners fleeing their supposedly rationalist societies, India continues to fascinate with its millennia-old history, its shrines on every street corner, its ancient beliefs and rituals, and its unique linguistic and cultural diversity.

Today this picture is mixed with that of a society that is changing at a frenetic pace and is at the forefront of the digital revolution–a “shining India” of dynamic, fast-expanding megalopolises. Yet, these success stories coexist with the daily plight of the large section of India’s population without access to drinking water or a toilet, with a rural economy (still employing the majority of India’s over 1.3 billion inhabitants) that depends on monsoons for irrigation and is threatened by climate change. The greatest democratic experiment ever attempted, India remains plagued by one of the vilest forms of class and racial discrimination, the caste system, which is being exacerbated by the Hindu nationalist regime currently in power.

All things considered, though, it is hard to find a more dynamic and optimistic country or, as Arundhati Roy puts it, “a more irredeemably chaotic people.” This volume aims to depict India’s chaos and its contradictions, its terror and its joy, from the struggle of the Kashmiri people to that of non-believers (hated by all religious sects), from the dances of the hijra in Koovagam to the success of the wrestler Vinesh Phogat, a symbol of the women who seek to free themselves from the oppressive patriarchal mores. Despite the obstacles and steps back, India continues its journey on the long path towards freedom and towards ending poverty for some of the world’s most destitute people.

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The Passenger Berlin Verhalen over Berlijn

The Passenger Berlin verhalen over Berlijn recensie en informatie. Op 10 juni 2021 verschijnt bij Europa Editions dit boek met verhalen over en uit de hoofdstad van Duitsland, Berlijn van diverse bekende auteurs waaronder Cees Nooteboom.

The Passenger Berlin recensie en informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van The Passenger: Berlin. Dit boek is geschreven door diverse schrijvers en schrijfsters. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van dit nieuwe boek met verhalen over en uit de stad Berlijn.

The Passenger Berlin Verhalen over Berlijn

The Passenger: Berlin

  • Schrijvers: Diverse auteurs
  • Soort boek: verhalen
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Europa Editions
  • Verschijnt: 10 juni 2021
  • Omvang: 192 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: Paperback 

Flaptekst van The Passenger Berlin verhalen over Berlijn

Fully-illustrated, The Passenger collects the best new writing, photography, art and reportage from around the world.

In this volume: When the Circus Came to Town: The Resurrection of Potsdamer Platz by Peter Schneider・Berlin Suite by Cees Nooteboom・Tempelhof: A Field of Dreams by Vincenzo Latronico・plus: the controversial reconstruction of a Prussian castle, Berlin’s most transgressive sex club and its disappearing traditional pubs, a green urban oasis, suburban neo-Nazis, North Vietnamese in the East, South Vietnamese in the West, techno everywhere and much more.

“Berlin is too big for Berlin” is the curious title of a book by the flaneur Hanns Zischler, who joked about the low population density of a city so spread-out and polycentric–one of the reasons why it still inspires feelings of freedom and space. But the phrase also carries a symbolic, broader meaning: how can a single city encompass and sustain such a weighty mythology as that of contemporary Berlin, “the capital of cool”?

In order to find out, it is necessary to travel to the 1990s, the origins of today’s Berlin, when time seemed to have stopped. The scars of a century of war were still visible everywhere: coal stoves, crumbling buildings, desolate minimarts, not a working buzzer or elevator. To visit the city then was a hallucinatory experience, a simultaneous journey into the past and into the future. The city’s youth seemed to have appropriated–and turned into a positive–the famous phrase pronounced by Karl Scheffler at the beginning of the 20th century: “Berlin is a place doomed to always become, never be.”

The abandoned ruins, the hidden gems found at the flea market, the illegal basement raves are a thing of the past. The era of Berlin as a site of urban archeology is over. Almost all the damaged buildings have been repaired, squatters have been removed, the shops selling East German furniture have closed down. Without its wounds, the landscape of the city is perhaps less striking but more solid, stronger. Even the city’s inhabitants have lost some of their melancholia, their romantic and self-destructive streak: today you can even find people who come to Berlin to actually work, not just to “create” or idle their days away. Yet, Berlin remains a youthful city that doesn’t cling to its “poor but sexy” past, whose only sacrosanct principles are an uncompromising multiculturalism and the belief that its future is yet to be written. To quote someone who knows the city well, Berlin is and always will be “pure potential.”

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The Passenger Greece

The Passenger Greece recensie en informatie van dit boek met verhalen over Griekenland. Op 13 augustus 2020 verschijnt bij Europa Editions dit boek met verhalen over en uit Griekenland van diverse bekende auteurs.

The Passenger Greece Japan Recensie en Informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van The Passenger 2: Greece. Dit boek is geschreven door diverse schrijvers en schrijfsters. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van dit nieuwe boek met verhalen over en uit Griekenland.

The Passenger Greece Verhalen over Griekenland

Greece

The Passenger 2

  • Schrijvers: Diverse auteurs
  • Soort boek: Griekenland verhalen, reisverhalen
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Europa Editions
  • Verschijnt: 13 augustus 2020
  • Omvang: 192 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: Paperback

Flaptekst boek met verhalen over Griekenland

Few countries have received more media attention in recent years and even fewer have been represented in such vastly divergent ways. There’s a downside to all this attention: everyone seems to have something final to say about Greece. News headlines replace people’s individual stories, impressions substitute facts, characters take the place of people.

In this volume of The Passenger, we chose to set those opinions aside in order to give to the stories, facts, and people of Greece the dignity and centrality they deserve.

  • Once Upon A Time: The Greek Taverna by Petros Markaris
  • Land of Migration by Matteo Nucci
  • The Lost Generation by Christos Ikonomou
  • plus: Yorgos Lanthimos and the “Weird Wave” of Greek cinema, the island where people forget to die, the NBA’s most valuable player, the mayor who balanced the books but enraged the nationalists, abandoned buildings, oligarchs on the rise, the rebellious rhythm of rebetiko and much more…

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The Passenger Japan

The Passenger Japan recensie en informatie van dit boek met verhalen over Japan. Op 13 augustus 2020 verschijnt bij Europa Editions dit boek met verhalen over en uit Japan van diverse bekende auteurs.

The Passenger Japan Recensie en Informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van The Passenger: Japan. Dit boek is geschreven door diverse schrijvers en schrijfsters. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van dit nieuwe boek met verhalen over en uit Japan.

The Passenger Japan Verhalen

Japan

The Passenger 1

  • Schrijvers: Diverse auteurs
  • Soort boek: Japan verhalen, reisverhalen
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Europa Editions
  • Verschijnt: 13 augustus 2020
  • Omvang: 192 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: Paperback

Flaptekst boek met verhalen over Japan

Visitors from the West look with amazement, and sometimes concern, at Japan’s social structures and unique, complex culture industry; the gigantic scale of its tech corporations and the resilience of its traditions; the extraordinary diversity of the subcultures that flourish in its “post-human” megacities. The country nonetheless remains an intricate and complicated jigsaw puzzle, an inexhaustible source of inspiration for stories, reflections, and reportage.

The subjects in this volume range from the Japanese veneration of the dead to the Tokyo music scene, from urban alienation to cinema, from sumo to toxic masculinity.

Caught between an ageing population and extreme post-modernity, Japan is an ideal observation point from which to understand our age and the one to come.

  • Ghosts of the Tsumani by Richard Lloyd Parry
  • Living in Shimokitazawa by Banana Yoshimoto
  • Why Japan Is Populist-Free? by Ian Buruma
  • Plus a Shinto sect in the shadow of power, feeling debts by disappearing into thin air, the decline of sexual desire, the obsession with American blues, the strongest sumo wrestler of all time (who isn’s Japanese), the revenge of the Ainu and much more.

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