By Maarten Asscher,Brian Doyle-Du Breuil
Asscher makes his case with examples drawn from classical to modern heritage, paintings, and literature: Hamlet in Ithaca and Telemachus in Elsinore, the Mediterranean and the North Sea, writing from a jail telephone and writing from a room at domestic, the suicide” of Primo Levi and eastern Kamikaze pilots, and so forth. With swish erudition and idiosyncratic wit, Asscher demonstrates how the comparative strategy delivers perception not just into matters concurrently, but additionally into basic concerns they could have in common.
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