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The bells in their silence : travels through Germany / Michael Gorra.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brownstown PL - Brownstown 914.304 G673 (Text) 79361000034254 Adult Nonfiction - Travel Available -
Whiting Public Library 914.304 G684 (Text) 51735010979556 Adult department Available -

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  • ISBN: 0691117659 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780691117652 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xvii, 211 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2004]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"Michael Gorra uses Goethe's account of his Italian journey as a model for testing the traveler's response to Germany today, and he subjects the shopping arcades of contemporary German cities to the terms of Benjamin's Arcades project. He reads post-Wende Berlin through the novels of Theodor Fontane, examines the role of figurative language, and enlists W.G. Sebald as a guide to the place of fragments and digressions in travel writing." "Replete with the flaneur's chance discoveries - and rich in the delights of the enduring and the ephemeral, of architecture and flood - The Bells in Their Silence offers that rare traveler's tale of Germany while testing the very limits of the travel narrative as a literary form."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject: Travel writing > History.
Germany > Description and travel.
Germany > In literature.

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