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Islandia

by Austin Tappan Wright

Austin Tappan Wright left the world a wholly unsuspected legacy. After he died in a tragic accident, among this distinguished legal scholar's papers were found thousands of pages devoted to a staggering feat of literary creationa detailed history of an imagined country complete with geography, genealogy, literature, language and culture. As detaile...
Publish Date
2006
July 25
Goodreads rating
4.3
ISBN
9781585678259
Tags
fantasyfictionscience-fiction
Recommendations
1
Recommendations
Jun 21, 2009
A utopian novel written in the 1930s, about an imaginary country where technology has not yet hastened the pace of life, and where people find time to nurture relationships and the land they live on. Also a novel of the long view. My first Sun workstation was named Isla, and the dream of living on the land was a part of my move to Sebastopol. Physical labor is a wonderful antidote to the life of the mind.     source