Pocket Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Not Visited and Never Will - Judith Schalansky

Growing up behind the East German Iron Curtain and prohibited from traveling, Schalansky, now a designer and novelist, subsisted on maps, and looked to islands for a paradise to counter her gray reality. But, noting that “paradise may be beautiful, but it is not interesting,” she found something far better, and her Atlas—the petite version of an award-winning larger format—takes readers around the world to fifty different islands, with populations ranging from thousands to zero. Schalansky’s factual approach leaves room for elegant drawings and brief narratives of each island’s singular events and personages. If her postcards often highlight grim ends or shocking discoveries, so deft is her touch that her very lack of sentimentality only enhances the allure of these forbidding scraps of land.
Pocket Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Not Visited and Never Will By Judith Schalansky, Christine Lo (Translated by) Cover Image
By Judith Schalansky, Christine Lo (Translated by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780143126676
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Published: Penguin Books - November 12th, 2014