Apples and Oranges: In Praise of Comparisons - download pdf or read online

By Maarten Asscher,Brian Doyle-Du Breuil

What does it suggest while humans say “You can’t examine apples and oranges”? Are comparisons throughout genres inherently invalid, or can they be insightful and illuminating? during this fabulous and provocative selection of essays, Dutch writer Maarten Asscher continues that comparisons could be the top kind of argument.

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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