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Zone of the Marvellous : In Search of the Antipodes. (eBook, 2013) [in10.com.br]

zone of the marvellous edmond martin

From Plato's Atlantis to Dante's Mount Purgatory, from Sinbad the Sailor to Abel Tasman, travellers, writers, mapmakers, charlatans have dreamt of a fabled land on the far side of the world. In the tradition of Dava Sobel and Longitude, award-winning writer Martin Edmond uses his extraordinary intellectual breadth and imaginative reach to elegantly and lucidly execute his most ambitious project to date - the history of 4,000 years of the Western imagination and the Antipodes, Great Southern Land, Zone of the Marvellous. Alas, aside from a much smaller snow infested desert and a very large island — it did not exist. Jim Shepard, New York Times New Zealand and Australia were imagined thousands of years before they became real. This resulted in the fantastical notions of antipodean humans with heads below their shoulders, or with a single giant foot.

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Zone of the Marvelous by Martin Edmond

zone of the marvellous edmond martin

Throughout, there is a constant retention of a sense of dialogue, of a dialectic concurrently shaping, forming, determining and denying these antipodes as a place of marvelousness. Delving into the Australian character and the New Zealand psyche, this account also conveys an insightful glimpse into Western history. After Erewhon; Notes on Sources; Index; Back Cover. For many centuries, European scientists believed that there had to be a great Southern land to counterbalance the weight of the northern continents. Even though the South Seas were discovered and settled over the last few centuries, Edmond finds that the tradition of the marvellous antipodes has exerted a powerful hold over artists and writers such as Sidney Nolan, Shane Cotton, James K Baxter and Janet Frame. Would you find pearls or purgatory or lost tribes in the antipodes? Across all 8 essays Edmond runs together common themes: of a dialogue between the inhabitants and the newcomers; of the notion of fantasy and the marvellous as imposed without much foundation other than pre-conceptions of the outsiders; of the persistence of views empirically no longer sustainable; of a discursive construction of the antipodes that claims them by calling hailing, even them into existence in very specific ways that tally with prevailing preconceptions and anticipations; if global flows of knowledge, including from beyond the known world. From Plato's Atlantis to Dante's Mount Purgatory, Sinbad the Sailor to Abel Tasman, travellers, writers, map-makers, charlatans and rogues dreamed of other worlds at the back of the sun.

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Zone of the Marvellous by Martin Edmond (ebook)

zone of the marvellous edmond martin

Would you find pearls or purgatory in the southland? In Zone of the Marvellous Martin Edmond recounts the fantastic history of the antipodes in the Western imagination. Delving into the Australian character and the New Zealand psyche, this account also conveys an insightful glimpse into Western history. Persistent imaginers Sidney Nolan and Colin McCahon inherit these diverse traditions, shaping a future. We specialise in New Zealand and international literature, poetry, history, and nonfiction as well as stocking the best new releases by award winning authors of both fiction and non-fiction in all genres. Jim Shepard, New York Times New Zealand and Australia were imagined thousands of years before they became real.

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Zone of the marvellous : in search of the Antipodes /

zone of the marvellous edmond martin

A gifted storyteller with a wry wit, he packs the book with masterly miniature biographies of scallywags, adventurers, liars, lunatics, artists and dreamers. He's constantly demonstrating that the natural world is as splendiferous as any fable. Beginning with the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh, Edmond reveals the allure of an antipodal world from the earliest Western writing. Edmond opens the book, in his introduction, with reflections on this otherness, of being out of place in that very place that claims us of them we are, after all, the descendants of settler colonials while at the same time defining us not-of-them, as antipodean. These essays set the basis for two key tropes throughout the book; the first is the sense that even in Gilgamesh there is an expansive international flow of knowledge, ideas, stories and information, that while manifest in different ways are grounded in a material existence. And whose fantastic tales should you believe? Author Ohakune-born Martin Edmond is now based in Sydney but is often in New Zealand. As an exploration of the marvellous, this is itself quite marvellous.

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Zone of the Marvelous by Martin Edmond

zone of the marvellous edmond martin

Tracing the fiction underlying the fact in the tales of, among others, Marco Polo, John Mandeville, and Thomas More, this remarkable compilation explores the imagination of travelers, writers, map-makers, charlatans, and rogues who dreamed of other worlds. Abstract: He's constantly demonstrating that the natural world is as splendiferous as any fable. From Plato's Atlantis to Dante's Mount Purgatory, Sinbad the Sailor to Abel Tasman, travellers, writers, map-makers, charlatans and rogues dreamed of other worlds at the back of the sun. Author: Martin Edmond Publisher: New York : Auckland University Press, 2013. Several of his screenplays have been produced as award-winning films and four of his books have been shortlisted in the national book awards; his Chronicle of the Unsung won the biography category of the 2005 Montana New Zealand Book Awards.

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Zone of the Marvellous: In Search of the Antipodes

zone of the marvellous edmond martin

. In Zone of the Marvellous Martin Edmond recounts the fantastic history of the antipodes in the Western imagination. Here he opens up a discussion of the antipodes as represented from within, as a counter-point to the initial chapters representing the zone of the marvellous from without. Even after the South Seas have long been discovered and settled, Edmond finds the tradition of the antipodes as 'Zone of the Marvellous' still exerts a powerful hold, over artists such as Sydney Nolan, Colin McCahon, Fiona Hall and Shane Cotton and writers such as James K Baxter and Janet Frame. Along the way he wonders if Tasman's dour puritanical character is somehow mirrored in aspects of the New Zealand psyche — and if the Australian character might resemble that of the old pyrating dog and three-times circumnavigator William Dampier, insouciant larrikin and freedom-monger. Delving into the Australian character and the New Zealand psyche, this account also conveys an insightful glimpse into Western history.

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Zone of the Marvellous by Martin Edmond (ebook)

zone of the marvellous edmond martin

Martin Edmond's 4000-year history of the antipodes in the Western imagination has an extraordinary intellectual breadth and imaginative reach. And whose fantastic tales should one trust? Would you find pearls or purgatory or lost tribes in the antipodes? Tracing the fiction underlying the fact in the tales of, among others, Marco Polo, John Mandeville, and Thomas More, this remarkable compilation explores the imagination of travelers, Imaginative and cerebral, this volume recounts the fantastic history of the antipodes—namely Australia and New Zealand—from the Western perspective over the course of the past five millennia. Tracing the fiction underlying the fact in the tales of, among others, Marco Polo, John Mandeville, and Thomas More, this remarkable compilation explores the imagination of travelers, writers, map-makers, charlatans, and rogues who dreamed of other worlds. While Ptolemy proposed a Great South Land to balance the weight of the Northern Hemisphere continents on his maps, and Phoenician, Greek and Roman sailors began voyaging down the African coast, thinkers from Dante to Defoe were imagining paradise or its opposite at the bottom of the South Seas. Alas, aside from a much smaller s The Antipodes, that place across the world, has long a space of fantasy, of desire, of danger and of a promise of untold wealth.

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Zone of the Marvellous : In Search of the Antipodes. (eBook, 2013) [in10.com.br]

zone of the marvellous edmond martin

New Zealand and Australia were imagined thousands of years before they became real. Imaginative and cerebral, this volume recounts the fantastic history of the antipodes—namely Australia and New Zealand—from the Western perspective over the course of the past five millennia. Order in store, over the phone or online for local, national or international delivery. In finishing, he looks at 20th century artistic representations, focusing on two Australian and two New Zealand artists, two working the mid-20th century, two still working. Edmond tells the stories of Gilgamesh, seeking immortality on the other side of the Wate. Australia and New Zealand were imagined for thousands of years before they became real.

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Zone of the Marvellous: In Search of the Antipodes by Martin Edmond

zone of the marvellous edmond martin

Edmond unfolds his inquiry with a weather eye for the always fertile intertwining of fact and fiction that makes up what we call history; for the moments of wonder and wild surmise that invented our Land of Gold, our Great South Land, our Antipodes; and for the sense and the resonant non-sense that keep alive our feeling for the marvellous. Unity Books offers a special order service for a wide range of in print titles. Imaginative and cerebral, this volume recounts the fantastic history of the antipodes—namely Australia and New Zealand—from the Western perspective over the course of the past five millennia. Here Gilgamesh seeks immortality on the far side of the Waters of Death; Ptolemy invents a Great South Land to balance the weight of northern-hemisphere continents; Sir John Mandeville goes roving - possibly only in a library; and that old pyrating dog William Dampier three times circumnavigates the globe. Imaginative and cerebral, this volume recounts the fantastic history of the antipodes--namely Australia and New Zealand--from the Western perspective over the course of the past five millennia. Explorers such as Wallis, Cook and Bougainville survey Australasia and the Pacific and flesh out the imagined world, while their successors romanticise the people who live, there as Noble Savages, Aryan invaders or the revenant childhood of the human race.

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