New PDF release: Atlas: The Archaeology of an Imaginary City (Weatherhead

By Kai-cheung Dung,Anders Hansson,Bonnie S. McDougall

ISBN-10: 023116100X

ISBN-13: 9780231161008

Kai-cheung Dung is a creative and prolific writer whose internationally-acclaimed, genre-bending paintings defies conventional acts of illustration and narrative. This soaking up novel most sensible exemplifies his versatility and experimentation, besides China’s swiftly evolving literary tradition, merging fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in a narrative of succeeding and failing to recapture the issues we lose.

Set within the long-lost urban of Victoria (a fictional global just like modern day Hong Kong), Atlas is written from the unified viewpoint of destiny archaeologists suffering to rebuild an exciting city. Divided into 4 sections—“theory,” “the city,” “streets,” and “signs”—Dung’s novel reimagines Victoria via maps and different historic records and artifacts, very similar to Italo Calvino’s, Jorge Luis Borges’s, and Paul Auster’s quasi-fictional adventures in map-reading and remapping. blending real-world eventualities with in basic terms invented humans and occasions, and incorporating anecdote and genuine and fictional social remark and critique, Dung’s novel demanding situations the illustration of position and background and the bounds of technical and clinical media in reconstructing that heritage. twiddling with quite a few kinds and topics, Dung creatively engages with the destiny of Hong Kong when you consider that its British “handover” in 1997, which formally marked the tip of colonial rule and the start of an uncharted future.

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