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Bridge of words : Esperanto and the dream of a universal language, Esther Schor

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Bridge of words : Esperanto and the dream of a universal language
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Bridge of words : Esperanto and the dream of a universal language
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Esther Schor
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  • "A rich and passionate biography of a language and the dream of world harmony it sought to realize. In 1887, Ludwig Lazarus Zamenhof, a Polish Jew, had the idea of putting an end to tribalism by creating a universal language, one that would be equally accessible to everyone in the world. The result was Esperanto, a utopian scheme full of the brilliance, craziness, and grandiosity that characterize all such messianic visions. In this first full history of a constructed language, poet and scholar Esther Schor traces the life of Esperanto. She follows the path from its invention by Zamenhof, through its turn-of-the-century golden age as the great hope of embattled cosmopolites, to its suppression by nationalist regimes and its resurgence as a bridge across the Cold War. She plunges into the mechanics of creating a language from scratch, one based on rational systems that would be easy to learn, politically neutral, and allow all to speak to all. Rooted in the dark soil of Europe, Esperanto failed to stem the continent's bloodletting, of course, but as Schor shows, the ideal continues draw a following of modern universalists dedicated to its visionary goal. Rich and subtle, Bridge of Words is at once a biography of an idea, an original history of Europe, and a spirited exploration of the only language charged with saving the world from itself"--
  • "A history of Esperanto, the utopian "universal language" invented in 1887"--
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Title
Bridge of words
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In 1887, Ludwig Lazarus Zamenhof, a Polish Jew, had the idea of putting an end to tribalism by creating a universal language, one that would be equally accessible to everyone in the world. The result was Esperanto, a utopian scheme full of the brilliance, craziness, and grandiosity that characterize all such messianic visions. In this first full history of a constructed language, poet and scholar Esther Schor traces the life of Esperanto
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499/.99209
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index present
LC call number
PM8209
LC item number
.S36 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Esperanto and the dream of a universal language
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Esther Schor
Bridge of words : Esperanto and the dream of a universal language, Esther Schor
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Bridge of words : Esperanto and the dream of a universal language, Esther Schor
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-348) and index
Contents
The dream of a universal language -- Samideanoj I : NASK, or total immersion -- Doktoro Esperanto and the Shadow People -- Samideanoj II :iznik to Białystok, or, Una granda rondo familia -- The Heretic, the Priestess, and the Invisible Empire -- Samideanoj III : Hanoi to Havana, or, Usonozo -- Esperanto in a global Babel -- Samideanoj IV : Bona espero, or, Androids
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 364 pages
Isbn
9780805090796
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2015018907
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