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The Resource In the distance, Hernan Diaz

In the distance, Hernan Diaz

Label
In the distance
Title
In the distance
Statement of responsibility
Hernan Diaz
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A young Swedish boy finds himself in penniless and alone in California. He travels East in search of his brother, moving on foot against the great push to the West. Driven back over and over again on his journey through vast expanses, Håkan meets naturalists, criminals, religious fanatics, Indians, and lawmen, and his exploits turn him into a legend. Diaz defies the conventions of historical fiction and genre (travel narratives, the bildungsroman, nature writing, the Western), offering a probing look at the stereotypes that populate our past and a portrait of radical foreignness. At first, it was a contest, but in time the beasts understood that, with an embrace and the slightest push, they had to lie down on their side and stay until Håkan got up. He did this each time he thought he spied someone on the circular horizon. Had Håkan and his animals ever been spotted, the distant travellers would have taken the vanishing silhouettes for a mirage. But there were no such travellers-the moving shadows he saw almost every day in the distance were illusions. With the double intention of getting away from the trail and the cold, he had travelled south for days. Hernan Diaz is the author of Borges, Between History and Eternity (Bloomsbury 2012), managing editor of RHM, and associate director of the Hispanic Institute at Columbia University. He lives in New York"--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, Fiction category, 2018.
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10600128
Cataloging source
DLC
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1973-
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Díaz, Hernán
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Survivors
  • Swedes
  • Male immigrants
  • Frontier and pioneer life
Target audience
adult
Label
In the distance, Hernan Diaz
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059814162
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781566894883
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2017000413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027986966
System control number
(OCoLC)975018812
Label
In the distance, Hernan Diaz
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059814162
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781566894883
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2017000413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027986966
System control number
(OCoLC)975018812

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