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Lost Paradise

by Elizabeth Drayson

  • Hardcover
    $51.79
PUBLISHED: 8th July 2021 NEW RELEASE
ISBN: 9781788547420
ANNOTATION:
An illustrated account of the historical city of Granada for the Anglophone world.
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  • Hardcover
    $51.79
PUBLISHED: 8th July 2021 NEW RELEASE
ISBN: 9781788547420
ANNOTATION:
An illustrated account of the historical city of Granada for the Anglophone world.

Annotation

An illustrated account of the historical city of Granada for the Anglophone world.

Publisher Description

'The true paradises are the paradises we have lost,' wrote Marcel Proust. This beautifully illustrated account of the historical city of Granada strikes at the heart of this message. Lost Paradise is the first book for English-speaking readers about the unique and pivotal European city of Granada. This dazzling account brings to the fore the image Granada as a lost paradise, reveals it as a place of perpetual contradiction, of beauty and violence, and links it to the great dilemma over Spain's true identity as a nation. Romantic and exotic, tragic and nostalgic, the city has resonated with travellers worldwide as a place of peerless beauty which captures the imagination, a place that lives as potently in the mind as in reality. It is the stuff of story and legend, with an unforgettable history to match. More than any other Spanish city it encapsulates the way in which Spain has been formed and reshaped time and time again, as Romans, Visigoths, Moors, Jews and gypsies and musicians and writers have come and gone. And all the while the mirage of the Alhambra hovers over it all, a supreme expression of civilization. Its beauty is conveyed in Drayson's spellbinding prose, and in a hundred colour images.

Author Biography

Elizabeth Drayson is Lorna Close Fellow in Spanish at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge. She is a specialist in medieval and early modern Spanish literature and cultural history. She is the author of three books, and she produced the first translation and edition of Juan Ruiz's Libro de buen amor to appear in England.

Product Details

Author
Elizabeth Drayson
Pages
512
Publisher
Head Of Zeus
ISBN-10
178854742X
ISBN-13
9781788547420
Format
Hardcover
Year
2021
Publication Date
2021-07-08
Short Title
Lost Paradise
Language
English
Subtitle
The Story of Granada
Audience
General/Trade
UK Release Date
2021-07-08
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
100 integrated clr
AU Release Date
2021-07-08
NZ Release Date
2021-07-08
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