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The Resource Brolliology : a history of the umbrella in life and literature, Marion Rankine

Brolliology : a history of the umbrella in life and literature, Marion Rankine

Label
Brolliology : a history of the umbrella in life and literature
Title
Brolliology
Title remainder
a history of the umbrella in life and literature
Statement of responsibility
Marion Rankine
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A fun, illustrated history of the umbrella's surprising place in life and literature. Humans have been making, using, perfecting, and decorating brollies for millennia--holding them over the heads of rulers, signalling class distinctions, and exploring their full imaginative potential in folk tales and novels. In the spirit of the best literary gift books, Brolliology is a beautifully designed and illustrated tour through literature and history. It surprises us with the crucial role that the oft-overlooked umbrella has played over centuries--and not just in keeping us dry. Marion Rankine elevates brollies to their rightful place as an object worthy of philosophical inquiry. As Rankine points out, many others have tried. Derrida sought to find the meaning (or lack thereof) behind a brolly mentioned in Nietzsche's notes, Robert Louis Stevenson wrote essays on the handy object, and Dickens used umbrellas as a narrative device for just about everything. She tackles the gender, class, and social connotations of carrying a brolly and helps us realise our deep connection to this most forgettable everyday object--which we only think of when we don't have one"--
Cataloging source
VFPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rankine, Marion
Dewey number
391.44
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Umbrellas in literature
  • Umbrellas
Target audience
adult
Label
Brolliology : a history of the umbrella in life and literature, Marion Rankine
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [175]-179)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Brollyness -- Marks of distinction -- Disreputable objects -- Shelter, shadow, shield -- the gendered brolly -- A hat with a handle -- Forgotten objects and frightful moralities -- The brolly transcendent -- Coda: Brollylessness
Control code
000061236348
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
179 pages
Isbn
9781612196701
Lccn
2017020379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)973802354
Label
Brolliology : a history of the umbrella in life and literature, Marion Rankine
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [175]-179)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Brollyness -- Marks of distinction -- Disreputable objects -- Shelter, shadow, shield -- the gendered brolly -- A hat with a handle -- Forgotten objects and frightful moralities -- The brolly transcendent -- Coda: Brollylessness
Control code
000061236348
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
179 pages
Isbn
9781612196701
Lccn
2017020379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)973802354

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