|Torrent name:||Brolliology - A History of the Umbrella in Life and Literature|
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Brolliology: A History of the Umbrella in Life and Literature
by Marion Rankine
Melville House | November 2017 | ISBN-10: 1612196705 | ePUB/MOBI | 9.45/9.73 mb
A fun, illustrated history of the umbrella's surprising place in life and literature
Humans have been making, using, perfecting, and decorating umbrellas for millennia?Cholding them over the heads of rulers, signalling class distinctions, and exploring their full imaginative potential in folk tales and novels.
In the spirit of the best literary gift books, Brolliology is a beautifully designed and illustrated tour through literature and history. It surprises us with the crucial role that the oft-overlooked umbrella has played over centuries?Cand not just in keeping us dry. Marion Rankine elevates umbrellas to their rightful place as an object worthy of philosophical inquiry.
As Rankine points out, many others have tried. Derrida sought to find the meaning (or lack thereof) behind an umbrella mentioned in Nietzsche's notes, Robert Louis Stevenson wrote essays on the handy object, and Dickens used umbrellas as a narrative device for just about everything. She tackles the gender, class, and social connotations of carrying an umbrella and helps us realize our deep connection to this most forgettable everyday object?Cwhich we only think of when we don't have one.
About the Author
Marion Rankine is a London-based writer and bookseller. Her work has appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, the Guardian, Overland, and For Books' Sake, among others.
Introduction: Brollyness 3
1.Marks of Distinction 7
2.Disreputable Objects 31
3.Shelter, Shadow, Shield 53
4.The Gendered Brolly 75
5.A Hat with a Handle 89
6.Forgotten Objects and Frightful Moralities 107
7.The Brolly Transcendent 129
Coda: Brolly lessness 153
Illustration Credits 167
Worlds Cited and Consulted 175
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