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The Resource In the distance, Hernan Diaz

In the distance, Hernan Diaz

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In the distance
Title
In the distance
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Hernan Diaz
Creator
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, HÃ¥kan 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 HÃ¥kan got up. He did this each time he thought he spied someone on the circular horizon. Had HÃ¥kan and his animals ever been spotted, the distant travelers would have taken the vanishing silhouettes for a mirage. But there were no such travelers-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 traveled 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"--
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Title
In the distance
Creator
Summary
After a young Swedish boy finds himself alone in California, he travels east to find his brother, having a series of adventures and encountering naturalists, criminals, religious fanatics, Indians, and lawmen along the way
Subject
Genre
Story line
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10600128
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3604.I17
LC item number
I5 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Hernan Diaz
In the distance, Hernan Diaz

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