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 mobilephone and writing from a room at domestic, the suicide” of Primo Levi and jap Kamikaze pilots, and so forth. With swish erudition and idiosyncratic wit, Asscher demonstrates how the comparative process provides perception not just into matters at the same time, but in addition 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