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The Future of Nostalgia

The Future of Nostalgia

Combining personal memoir, philosophical essay, and historical analysis, Svetlana Boym explores the spaces of collective nostalgia that connect national biography and personal self-fashioning in the twenty-first century. She guides us through the ruins and construction sites of post-communist cities–St. Petersburg, Moscow, Berlin, and Prague–and the imagined homelands of exiles-Benjamin, Nabokov, Mandelstahm, and Brodsky. From Jurassic Park to the Totalitarian Sculpture Garden, Boym unravels the threads of this global epidemic of longing and its antidotes.
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Genre: Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage

On Sale: August 5th 2008

Price: $14.99

Page Count: 352

ISBN-13: 9780786724871

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