From Ian McEwan, Simon Schama and Deborah Moggach to Cees Nooteboom, Harry Mulisch and John Irving and over sixty other exciting writers, including the cream of translated Dutch writing and new voices. city-pick Amsterdam is co-edited by well-known Dutch writer and journalist Victor Schiferli, with an introduction by award-winning translator Sam Garrett.
The opening of the London-Amsterdam fast rail line now makes this beautiful and fascinating city as accessible as Paris for everyone travelling from the UK.
"This latest addition to the excellent city-pick series of urban anthologies weaves together fiction and non-fiction, including more than 30 specially translated extracts, to give an intimate portrait of one of Europe's most distinctive cities"
"An engrossing book"
Lonely Planet Magazine
"A new breed of city guide ... it makes for some delightful discoveries - even by those of us who think we know this city well"
"Eclectic, challenging and deeply involved in the subject, it takes you to deeper, more diverse places than you could ever hope to go elsewhere. The range of writing on offer here is staggering"
"Travel should be an enlightening experience, as a new guide book realises. city-pick Amsterdam explores the city through a series of excerpts by great writers, rather than the usual collection of maps and reviews"
KLM Holland Herald
"By the time I finished reading this book, I felt like I had a great understanding for not just the sights of Amsterdam that every visitor should see, but also for the history and people that make the city unique.
"By the time you finish reading this book, you'll definitely be thinking about planning a trip; I've already had a look at flight prices"
Sayfa Sayısı: 200
Baskı Yılı: 2009
Yayınevi: Oxygen Books