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Harry R. Schwartz

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Atlas of Remote Islands

Published 18 Oct 2010. Tags: books, maps.

Atlas of Remote Islands

Judith Schalansky’s Atlas of Remote Islands merges the experiences of reading Calvino’s Invisible Cities and poring over an atlas as an eight-year-old. I really can’t imagine a more charming book.

She also wrote a lovely ode to blackletter typography called Fraktur Mon Amour, which I’m clearly going to have to acquire.