Bridge

A Journey Between Orient and Occident

«This gem of a history book is slim enough to squeeze into the smallest piece of carry-on luggage but contains a wealth of stories about Istanbul's famous Galata bridge...Weaving the long history of the bridge with those who populate it today, the sensitive Mak shines a light on contemporary Turkey and its changing relationship with the rest of Europe»

Sunday Telegraph

The Bridge is a charming, learned and unique gem of a book by the author of the international bestseller In Europe. Les mer

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The Bridge is a charming, learned and unique gem of a book by the author of the international bestseller In Europe.

Detaljer

Forlag
Vintage
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
160
ISBN
9780099532149
Utgivelsesår
2009
Format
20 x 13 cm

Om forfatteren

Geert Mak is a journalist and historian, and one of The Netherlands' bestselling writers; his books include An Island in Time, Amsterdam and In Europe, and have won many prizes.

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«This gem of a history book is slim enough to squeeze into the smallest piece of carry-on luggage but contains a wealth of stories about Istanbul's famous Galata bridge...Weaving the long history of the bridge with those who populate it today, the sensitive Mak shines a light on contemporary Turkey and its changing relationship with the rest of Europe»

Sunday Telegraph

«Geert Mak introduces us to the city's denizen and history, stressing the symbolic importance of the bridge to a nation that sees itself as the meeting place between Europe and Asia»

London Review of Books

«Geert Mak's thoughtful travelogue sketches out Istanbul's past, and provides a touching portrait of its present inhabitants... his thoughtful, beautifully written book is suffused with respect for the richness of the individual life»

Independent

«Stories from the heart of a travelogue written with sympathy and acute observation»

Financial Times

«Part history lesson, part cultural essay, The Bridge's slender size does not diminish it's riches»

Viola Fort, Guardian

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