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Breve guía de lugares imaginarios [Epub] ➜ Breve guía de lugares imaginarios ➡ Alberto Manguel – Thomashillier.co.uk Oz and Zenda King Solomon's Mines and Shangri La The names evoke awe and longing They are familiar to everyone yet distant and exotic than the farthest outposts of the earth for they are the imaginary Oz and de lugares Kindle Ñ Zenda King Solomon's Mines and Shangri La The names evoke awe and longing They are familiar to everyone yet distant Breve guía MOBI :↠ and exotic than the farthest outposts of the earth for they are the imaginary lands of literature Now with this handsomely illustrated dictionary guía de lugares Epub Ú everyone can visit them without leaving homeEnhanced by drawings and maps and photographs arranged alphabetically the entries drawn from the literature of every country describe these magical lands precisely as they are found in novels and stories poems and plays films and librettos The reader explores geography and history routes to take and customs to follow the language and characteristics of the inhabitantsFrom Toad Hall to Dracula's Castle the Coast of Coromandel to Narnia Middle Earth to Baskerville Hall Arkham to Gormenghast every reader's favourite faraway lands and hundreds that are less well known are visited in this captivating book that is half travel guide half literary companion volume and all entertainment.

  • Hardcover
  • 438 pages
  • Breve guía de lugares imaginarios
  • Alberto Manguel
  • English
  • 03 June 2016

About the Author: Alberto Manguel

Alberto Manguel de lugares Kindle Ñ born in Buenos Aires is an Argentine born writer translator and editor He is the author of numerous non Breve guía MOBI :↠ fiction books such as The Dictionary of Imaginary Places co written with Gianni Guadalupi in and A History of Reading The guía de lugares Epub Ú Library at Night and Homer's Iliad and Odyssey A Biography and novels such as News From a Foreign Country Came .



10 thoughts on “Breve guía de lugares imaginarios

  1. Rob Rob says:

    More of a novelty than anything else the Dictionary of Imaginary Places is just that a big fat alphabetized compendium of places that exist only in legends and myths and novels and other stories It's the kind of book that aspiring novelists put on their coffee tables to impress other aspiring hipster novelistsWhat's with all those sticky notes and penciled in remarks?Oh you know Research AnnotationsAnd this whole sheet stuffed in there?I was trying to see what it would look like with my Imaginary Place in thereIt's a good time And a bit of a guilty pleasure And it's useful if you need to uickly brush up on who resides at Locus Solus or the location of Valinor in relation to Middle earth or which countries surround Oz But if you want to get in depth best to put down the Dictionary and dig into primary sources

  2. Megan Vaughan Megan Vaughan says:

    This is an absolutely fabulous book for anyone of any age If you're capable of letting your mind wander to far off and completely fictional places you'll be entranced immediately Its the kind of thing you read a few pages of before bed to ensure charming and enchanting dreams

  3. Chris Chris says:

    I fell upon this book when it was first published like a punter attacking an ice cream during the interval in an over hot theatre Just the title had me drooling and once inside the book I was in seventh heaven First of all it took places described in a range of literary works as literally true by giving each a Baedeker style travel guide entry Then like any good Baedeker it provided maps and charts giving visual aids to familiar and unfamiliar locations There have been at least two revised editions since 1980 but this was the first attempt to give an overview of dystopias utopias fantasy worlds and comic geographies from different cultures languages and centuries The mock seriousness is sometimes leavened with eually tongue in cheek humour though I found that at times the terseness of some entries could be wearingJust a few examples of entries almost at random may give you a flavour Bluebeard’s Castle for example is described as “somewhere in France; the exact location remains unknown The castle is famed for its many riches and fine furniture tapestries and full length mirrors with frames of gold Travellers – in particular female ones – should proceed with caution” Some places are in distant lands such as King Solomon’s Mines “discovered by Allan uatermain’s expedition to Kukuanaland Africa in 1884″ or Shangri La which can “only be reached on foot and visitors are infreuent” In contrast Ruritania is “a European kingdom reached by train from Dresden” while Wonderland is “a kingdom under England inhabited by a pack of cards and a few other creatures”Here you can find entries for Atlantis and Oz Camelot and Treasure Island Middle Earth and Erewhon Arkham and Hyperborea Lilliput and Gormenghast plus a plethora of obscure places culled from even obscure titles Graham Greenfield’s wonderful line drawings have an antiue uality about them which only adds to the sense of strangeness and wonder while the maps and charts by James Cook are a joy to peruse and explore Some maps from 1980 needed revision Narnia for example had some crucial omissions and misplacements but their consistent olde worlde look with hachures rather than contour lines for instance and Renaissance style typefaces is charming and lends character to the whole presentationIn addition to the alphabetical listing of places the authors include an index of authors and titles to help you cross reference For example if you can’t remember some of the cities visited by Marco Polo in Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities they are handily included here Which only helps to underscore that The Dictionary of Imaginary Places is a treasure chest to dip into again and againhttpwpmes2oNj1 places

  4. Marvin Marvin says:

    One of my favorite books for browsing An inexhaustible index of imaginary lands in literature from The Grand Duchy of Fenwick to Burrough's Pellucidar to Carroll's Wonderland Many entries are illustrated with maps and all come with detailed descriptions of the lands The fact that the writers treat these entries like they are real places that you may travel to simply lends a delightful air in the enjoyment of this book I've had this book since its first publication in 1987 and I never fail to find something new each time I pick it up

  5. J J says:

    This is the book that never ends it just goes on and on my friends This is truly how I felt in the last couple of days as I was trying to finish reading it before New Year Even my husband was trying to figure out what was going on when I would tell him I basically had the same number of pages to finish even though I had been reading it non stop for two hours As for the actual places within it I noticed that there were two different categories The first were fictional places that everyone already knows about or less The second were fantastical accounts of someone who got shipwrecked while making a record of it As a result the book was very unbalanced The fantastical places were everything that you would think from the serial authors of the day Oz Tarzan and the other series from the same author Narnia Middle Earth Doctor Dolittle Earth Sea etc And there were occasionally other smaller fantastical or horror settings included such as a few from HP Lovecraft Toad Hall Baskerville and Babar's Kingdom All of these were places that or less I had heard about although Cthulthu's abode surprisingly wasn't mentioned for HP and amazingly they included Edgar Allen Poe As such there was an over abundance of information in some cases while in the example of Beast's Castle there was barely any information provided For the secondary group those were the places I was actually surprised they did include since I hadn't heard of most of them The title of their books andor manuscripts was a whole summary in itself while basically they were all repeats of each other with a few details changed I guess to make it a bit authentic Most of these locations were deeply looked into and as a result the reader got to see what the narrator believed about Socialism religion Communism gender reversal etc These were the spots that made me want to go bury my head in the sand since they were all so preachy man is coming to an end and a doorway to vice since who cares if you are incestuous as long as you are the only ones on your island As a result the telling of the entries was uite unbalanced depending upon their category that entry fell into Further the main sources for an entry were given in their native language so there were a lot of hard to pronounce foreign books In this instance I wish they had translated it to English while including a notes page in the back for the actual language Locations unknown was uite common and so suggestions for what you should do as a visitor was a bit of a joke in these cases Others just chose to give you a location but didn't think of including you as a guest All in all for those who may like to armchair travel it may be a decent read if you don't mind the wordiness For those who enjoy modern travel spots like Red Wall Pippi's Island and so many you will be uite disappointed in their missing from the pages Then again you also have to take into consideration that they may not have been published before this came out

  6. John Robinson John Robinson says:

    If you're like me and you hate going to the internet whenever you read about Graustark or Islandiathis is the book for you It's a phonebook sized compendium of every fantastic land More recent updates include Hogwarts Worth buying for the entry on Oz alone Probably not worth paying full price for but usually fairly easy to find in used bookstores

  7. Matt Matt says:

    A uick look through this book makes it one I will keep on my desk for reference

  8. Emily Emily says:

    I first got the 1987 edition of this book as a gift from my uncle in the mid nineties and it has since been one of my favorite volumes to idly peruse Though it contains lengthy entries on the most freuently visited of imaginary places such as Middle earth Earthsea and Oz its entries on less familiar regions such as Sylvia Townsend Warner's Kingdoms of Elfin are welcome and this updated edition includes such recently explored places as Hogwarts and NeverwhereThis work was my first introduction to Arkham Gormenghast and Erewhon and inspired me to find each source work I've found it both a useful reference as well as fine pleasure reading due to Manguel and Guadalupi's jovial prose which treats each place as if the reader might really be planning to travel there in the near future

  9. Hannah Hannah says:

    I'm so tickled by the existence of this book The title pretty much sums it up this is an encyclopedia of imaginary places ranging from the fantastical Middle Earth Narnia Wonderland to the realistic Treasure Island Robinson Crusoe's island Xanadu In fact this dictionary is worth looking at just for the extensive descriptions of Middle Earth and Narnia The authors treat every location as though it actually exists which is part of the fun of reading it There are also some wonderful maps especially the Wonderland one The only downside is that my copy is outdated and doesn't contain some of the recent fantastical locations that have popped up in fiction such as Hogwarts

  10. Douglas Summers-Stay Douglas Summers-Stay says:

    It's not really a dictionary; some parts are written like a tour guide others of an atlas The entries describe locations from fantasy novels from Gulliver's travels through Harry Potter I noticed it included a few of Calvino's invisible cities and some lands that Borges described which is appropriate for such a Borgesian enterprise The maps and illustrations are well done It's a fun way to browse for new things to read If you're willing to put up with an older edition no Hogwarts you can find it for just a few bucks

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