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The Resource Known and strange things : essays, Teju Cole

Known and strange things : essays, Teju Cole

Label
Known and strange things : essays
Title
Known and strange things
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Teju Cole
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "With this collection of more than fifty pieces on politics, photography, travel, history, and literature, Teju Cole solidifies his place as one of today's most powerful and original voices. On page after page, deploying prose dense with beauty and ideas, he finds fresh and potent ways to interpret art, people, and historical moments, taking in subjects from Virginia Woolf, Shakespeare, and W.G. Sebald to Instagram, Barack Obama, and Boko Haram."--Amazon.com
  • "With this collection of more than fifty pieces on politics, photography, travel, history, and literature, Teju Cole solidifies his place as one of today's most powerful and original voices. On page after page, deploying prose dense with beauty and ideas, he finds fresh and potent ways to interpret art, people, and historical moments, taking in subjects from Virginia Woolf, Shakespeare, and W.G. Sebald to Instagram, Barack Obama, and Boko Haram. Cole brings us new considerations of James Baldwin in the age of Black Lives Matter; the African American photographer Roy DeCarava, who, forced to shoot with film calibrated exclusively for white skin tones, found his way to a startling and true depiction of black subjects; and (in an essay that inspired both praise and pushback when it first appeared) the White Savior Industrial Complex, the system by which African nations are sentimentally aided by an America "developed on pillage." Persuasive and provocative, erudite yet accessible, Known and Strange Things is an opportunity to live within Teju Cole's wide-ranging enthusiasms, curiosities, and passions, and a chance to see the world in surprising and affecting new frames."--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cole, Teju
Dewey number
824/.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9387.9.C67
LC item number
A6 2016
Literary form
essays
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baldwin, James
  • Baldwin, James
  • Essays
  • Aesthetics
  • Literature
  • Politics and literature
  • African American photographers
  • African American authors
  • African American politicians
  • Black lives matter movement
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Aesthetics
  • African American authors
  • African American photographers
  • African American politicians
  • Black lives matter movement
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Essays
  • Literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Africa
Label
Known and strange things : essays, Teju Cole
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Consists of various essays on art, literature, and politics, some previously published in various journals and periodicals
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Derek Walcott
  • Aciman's alibis
  • Double negative
  • In place of thought
  • A conversation with Aleksandar Hemon.
  • Section II. Seeing things:
  • Unnamed lake
  • Wangechi Mutu
  • Age, actually
  • An African Caesar
  • Preface. -- Section I. Reading things:
  • 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
  • Black body
  • 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.
  • Section III. Being there:
  • Far away from here
  • Natives on the boat
  • Home strange home
  • The reprint
  • A reader's war
  • Madmen and specialists
  • What it is
  • Kofi Awoonor
  • Captivity
  • In Alabama
  • Bad laws
  • Brazilian earth
  • Housing Mr. Biswas
  • Angels in winter
  • Shadows in São Paulo
  • Two weeks
  • The island
  • Reconciliation
  • Break it down
  • The white savior industrial complex
  • "Perplexed ... perplexed"
  • A piece of the wall.
  • Section IV. Epilogue:
  • Tomas Tranströmer
  • Blind spot.
  • Acknowledgments
  • Poetry of the disregarded
  • Always returning
  • A better quality of agony
Control code
ocn929917329
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvi, 393 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780812989786
Lccn
2015042074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40026275809
  • 99969064298
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812989786
  • (OCoLC)929917329
Label
Known and strange things : essays, Teju Cole
Publication
Note
Consists of various essays on art, literature, and politics, some previously published in various journals and periodicals
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Derek Walcott
  • Aciman's alibis
  • Double negative
  • In place of thought
  • A conversation with Aleksandar Hemon.
  • Section II. Seeing things:
  • Unnamed lake
  • Wangechi Mutu
  • Age, actually
  • An African Caesar
  • Preface. -- Section I. Reading things:
  • 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
  • Black body
  • 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.
  • Section III. Being there:
  • Far away from here
  • Natives on the boat
  • Home strange home
  • The reprint
  • A reader's war
  • Madmen and specialists
  • What it is
  • Kofi Awoonor
  • Captivity
  • In Alabama
  • Bad laws
  • Brazilian earth
  • Housing Mr. Biswas
  • Angels in winter
  • Shadows in São Paulo
  • Two weeks
  • The island
  • Reconciliation
  • Break it down
  • The white savior industrial complex
  • "Perplexed ... perplexed"
  • A piece of the wall.
  • Section IV. Epilogue:
  • Tomas Tranströmer
  • Blind spot.
  • Acknowledgments
  • Poetry of the disregarded
  • Always returning
  • A better quality of agony
Control code
ocn929917329
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvi, 393 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780812989786
Lccn
2015042074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40026275809
  • 99969064298
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812989786
  • (OCoLC)929917329

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