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Migratory birds / Mariana Oliver ; translated by Julia Sanches.

Author/Creator:
Oliver, Mariana, 1986- author.
Publication:
Oakland, California : Transit Books, [2021]
Format/Description:
Book
122 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
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Standardized Title:
Aves migratorias. English
Subjects:
Voyages and travels.
Form/Genre:
Essays.
Summary:
Undelivered Lectures Nonfiction --
We should adopt words across languages into our everyday vernacular. Pronounce them as confidently as we do those of our childhood, mark them with our accents, vocal modulations, and necessary pauses. Speak them as though they were ours, find a context for them in which their meanings explode, enveloping us --
In her prize-winning debut, Mexican essayist Mariana Oliver trains her gaze on migration in its many forms, moving between real cities and other more inaccessible territories: language, memory, pain, desire, and the body. With an abiding curiosity and poetic ease, Oliver leads us through the underground city of Cappadocia, explores the vicissitudes of a Berlin marked by historical fracture, follows naturalist Bill Lishman alongside his migrating cranes, and recreates the intimacy of the spaces we inhabit. Blending criticism, reportage, and a travel writing all her own, Oliver presents a brilliant collection of essays that asks us what it means to leave the familiar behind and make the unfamiliar our own --
Migratory Birds is part of Transit's Undelivered Lectures, a narrative nonfiction series featuring book-length essays in slim, handsome editions --Book Jacket.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: I. Migratory Birds
II. Cappadocia
III. Cassandra
IV. Normandy
V. The Other Lost Boys and Girls
VI. Ozdamar's Tongue
VII. Koblenz
VIII. Berlin
IX. Mimesis in VHS
X. Trummerfrauen.
Contributor:
Sanches, Julia, translator.
ISBN:
9781945492525
194549252X
OCLC:
1227271438