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Invisible Countries - Sylvia Brownrigg (Paperback)

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Product Details

Barcode
9781909631243
Department
Books
Released
15 Feb 2018
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Sylvia Brownrigg
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Sylph Editions
Series
Cahiers
Language
English
Number of Pages
40
Dimensions
241 x 146mm

Summary

A woman travels to seven &;invisible&; countries, and from the moment of arrival she is surprised, challenged, and disturbed by what she discovers. In the brightly colored and somewhat sinister world conjured by American novelist Sylvia Brownrigg, what is standard&;passing through customs, checking in to a hotel, pronouncing words in a foreign language&;becomes challenging and fraught. A traveler&;s search for adventure vies with the anxiety provoked by the oddity of the unfamiliar. In Invisible Countries, Brownrigg explores border-crossing, cultural misunderstanding, touristic voyeurism, and naivete as her visitor attempts to navigate the environments she encounters. Accompanying the text are images by renowned British artist Tacita Dean, which extend the traveler&;s journeys into spheres that turn almost uncanny in their combination of abstraction and realistic detail. 

Fiction

General Subject
Literature/Classics
BISAC Subject 1
Literary Collections / General
Dewey Classification
808

Author Bio

Brownrigg, Sylvia: - Sylvia Brownrigg is the author of seven books of fiction, including Pages for Her and Pages for You. Her reviews appear in the New York Times, Guardian, and the Times Literary Supplement, and she taught at the American University in Paris. She divides her time between Berkeley, California, and London.