By Maarten Asscher,Brian Doyle-Du Breuil
Asscher makes his case with examples drawn from classical to modern historical past, paintings, and literature: Hamlet in Ithaca and Telemachus in Elsinore, the Mediterranean and the North Sea, writing from a jail telephone and writing from a room at domestic, the suicide” of Primo Levi and jap Kamikaze pilots, etc. With sleek erudition and idiosyncratic wit, Asscher demonstrates how the comparative procedure offers perception not just into topics at the same time, but additionally into basic matters they could have in common.
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Apples and Oranges: In Praise of Comparisons by Maarten Asscher,Brian Doyle-Du Breuil