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Known and strange things

Author: Teju Cole
Publisher: London Faber & Faber, 2017. ©2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Known and Strange Things' collects essays on art, literature, politics and place, on subjects ranging from Virginia Woolf, James Baldwin and WG Sebald to President Obama, Palestine and Boko Haram. Many of the essays in the collection have become viral sensations, shared and debated around the globe.
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Genre/Form: Essays
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Teju Cole
ISBN: 9780571328062 0571328067
OCLC Number: 1005919473
Notes: First published: 2016.
Description: xiv, 393 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: Reading things. Black body ; Natives on the boat ; Housing Mr. Biswas ; Tomas Transtromer ; Poetry of the disregarded ; Always returning ; A better quality of agony ; Derek Walcott ; Aciman's alibis ; Double negative ; In place of thought ; A conversation with Aleksandar Hemon --
Seeing things. Unnamed lake ; Wangechi Mutu ; Age, actually ; An African Caesar ; Peter Sculthorpe ; Red shift ; John Berger ; Portrait of a lady ; Object lesson ; Saul Leiter ; A true picture of black skin ; Gueorgui Pinkhassov ; Perfect and unrehearsed ; Disappearing Shanghai ; Touching strangers ; Finders keepers ; Google's macchia ; The atlas of affect ; Memories of things unseen ; Death in the browser tab ; The unquiet sky ; Against neutrality --
Being there. Far away from here ; Home strange home ; The reprint ; A reader's war ; Madmen and specialists ; What it is ; Kofi Awoonor ; Captivity ; In Alabama ; Bad laws ; Brazilian Earth ; Angels in winter ; Shadows in Sao Paulo ; Two weeks ; The island ; Reconciliation ; Break it down ; The white savior industrial complex ; "Perplexed ... perplexed" --
A piece of the wall --
Blind spot.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Teju Cole.

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'Known and Strange Things' collects essays on art, literature, politics and place, on subjects ranging from Virginia Woolf, James Baldwin and WG Sebald to President Obama, Palestine and Boko Haram. Many of the essays in the collection have become viral sensations, shared and debated around the globe.

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