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The City of Words (CBC Massey Lectures)

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The end of ethnic nationalism — building societies that promote civic nationalism with universally accepted value systems — seems eminently sensible. But something is going wrong. In these 2007 Massey Lectures, Alberto Manguel takes a fresh look at the problems that come with creating new societies. Race riots in France, political murder in The Netherlands, bombings in Britain — all appear to be symptoms of a multicultural experiment gone awry. Politicians and sociologists are puzzled; why is it so hard for people to live together given the grim alternatives? Is blood still more important than peaceful coexistence? In The City of Words Manguel proposes a different approach: look at what writers have to say — maybe books and stories hold secret keys to the human heart, keys that social planners cant find. With his trademark wit and erudition, Manguel suggests looking on the library shelf marked “fiction” for the book titled How to Build a Better Society.

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roseattle, June 19, 2008 (view all comments by roseattle)
'City of Words ' is AWSOME !! It's punchy, playful and erudite . At ~160 pages it is a short compilation of the CBC Massey Lectures of 2007; yet its full of tasty goodness. Manguel is a man of the world and a man of letters. 5 STARS !! !@!%$#@@~!!


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Product Details

ISBN:
9780887847639
Author:
Manguel, Alberto
Publisher:
House of Anansi Press
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Regional, Ethnic, Genre, Specific Subject
Subject:
Literature and society
Subject:
Violence
Subject:
Sociolinguistics
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
CBC Massey Lecture
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 7 oz

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