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Known and Strange Things

(2016)
A non fiction book by

 
A blazingly intelligent first collection of essays from the award-winning author of Open City and Every Day Is for the Thief.

With these pieces on politics, photography, travel, history and literature - many of which have become viral sensations, shared and debated around the globe - Teju Cole solidifies his place as one of today's most powerful and original voices. On page after page, deploying prose dense with beauty and ideas, he finds fresh and potent ways to interpret art, people and historical moments.

Cole tells of his engagement with Virginia Woolf through her diaries, before reflecting on an episode of temporary blindness in New York. He looks at the rise of Instagram and interrogates the value of its images. He examines the transition of the candidate Obama, the avid reader, into a 'forever-war' president on the global stage.

Persuasive and provocative, erudite yet accessible, Known and Strange Things is an opportunity to live within Teju Cole's wide-ranging enthusiasms, curiosities and passions, and a chance to see the world in surprising and affecting new frames.

'A book written with a scalpel, a microscope, and walking shoes, full of telling details and sometimes big surprises.' Rebecca Solnit

 
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Used availability for Teju Cole's Known and Strange Things


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Hardback Editions

August 2016 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Known and Strange Things
Author(s): Teju Cole
ISBN: 0-571-32805-9 / 978-0-571-32805-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Known and Strange Things
Author(s): Teju Cole
ISBN: 0-571-32806-7 / 978-0-571-32806-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Known and Strange Things
Author(s): Teju Cole
ISBN: 0-571-33139-4 / 978-0-571-33139-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Known and Strange Things: Essays
Author(s): Teju Cole
ISBN: 0-8129-8978-3 / 978-0-8129-8978-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

August 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Known and Strange Things: Essays
Author(s): Teju Cole
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

August 2016 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Known and Strange Things
Author(s): Teju Cole
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Known and Strange Things: Essays
Author(s): Teju Cole
Publisher: Random House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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