Atlas: The Archaeology of an Imaginary City (Weatherhead by Kai-cheung Dung,Anders Hansson,Bonnie S. McDougall PDF

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

ISBN-10: 023116100X

ISBN-13: 9780231161008

Kai-cheung Dung is an artistic 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 quickly 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 standpoint 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 files 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 merely invented humans and occasions, and incorporating anecdote and real and fictional social remark and critique, Dung’s novel demanding situations the illustration of position and heritage and the boundaries of technical and clinical media in reconstructing that background. twiddling with various types and matters, Dung creatively engages with the destiny of Hong Kong in view that its British “handover” in 1997, which formally marked the top of colonial rule and the start of an uncharted future.

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