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1947: When Now Begins

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  • 1947: When Now Begins 
    Title: 1947: When Now Begins
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 30/10/2017
    Imprint: SCRIBE
    Price: $30.00
    Publishing status: Active

    Swedish journalist Elisabeth Åsbrink and her English translator Fiona Graham were awarded one of the 2017 English Pen Translates Awards for this unorthodox history, which uses the present tense to create a sense of immediacy when chronicling what Åsbrink categorises as the year in which the modern world was created. Delivering a compelling story of famous and non-famous people, of well-known and obscure events and actions, Åsbrink follows countless stories, from the creation of Israel to the writing of George Orwell’s final book Nineteen Eighty-Four and the publication of Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex, all the way to Christian Dior’s unveiling of the ‘New Look’, Arnold Schoenberg’s creation of a new musical form, the partition of British India and the establishment of the CIA.

    ISBN: 9781925322439
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