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An inventory of losses / Judith Schalansky ; translated from the German by Jackie Smith.


"Each disparate object described in this book--a Caspar David Friedrich painting, a species of tiger, a villa in Rome, a Greek love poem, an island in the Pacific--shares a common fate: it no longer exists, except as the dead end of a paper trail. Recalling the works of W. G. Sebald, Bruce Chatwin, and Rebecca Solnit, An Inventory of Losses is a beautiful evocation of twelve specific treasures that have been lost to the world forever, and that, taken as a whole, open mesmerizing new vistas of how to think about extinction and loss. With meticulous research and a vivid awareness of why we should care about these losses, Judith Schalansky, the acclaimed author of Atlas of Remote Islands, lets these objects speak for themselves: she ventriloquizes the tone of other sources, burrows into the language of contemporaneous accounts, and deeply interrogates the very notion of memory"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780811229630
  • ISBN: 0811229637
  • Physical Description: 253 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
First published in the German language as Verzeichnis einiger Verluste by Suhrkamp Verlag, Berlin, in 2018.
Language Note:
Translated from the German.
Subject: Loss (Psychology)
Extinction (Biology)
Lost articles.
Extinction (Biology)
Loss (Psychology)
Lost articles.
Genre: Essays.

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