Voice from the Planet by Susan LindheimVoice from the Planet by Susan Lindheim

Voice from the Planet

bySusan Lindheim

Paperback | May 10, 2010

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Award-winning and new authors from Congo to Hollywood join forcesin Harvard Square Editions' second volume of Living Fiction, andthey are donating the net proceeds from the sale of this book to theNobel Prize-winning charity Doctors Without Borders/Médecins SansFrontières (MSF). Most anthologies are limited by their themes to a particular town or country, reinforcing entrenched literary nationalism whereby institutionalized literati only appreciate their own. Not Voice from the Planet. This collection of extraordinary voices is unlimited. It will transport you on a globe-trotting adventure from the trauma of African earthquake to a lush glimpse of love in the jungles of Peru. Break through to war-torn Congo,to American rebellion of the 1960s, to fire dancing in the mountains of Bulgaria, to high finance on 9/11. You'll find the unexpected wit and intelligence in this volume enthralling. The second in a series of anthologies of Living Fiction edited by Harvardalumni, Voice from the Planet is generative. It opens a forum where readers and Planet authors can engage in cyberliterary dialogue via the Internet. Readers can take part in the dialogue by emailing the authors and chatting on the web at www.harvardsquareeditions.org
Title:Voice from the PlanetFormat:PaperbackDimensions:436 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.97 inPublished:May 10, 2010Publisher:Harvard Square EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0615367321

ISBN - 13:9780615367323

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another happy voice chimes in ... When I read this when it was first released, (2012) I reviewed it numerous places because I believe it's an important book and one worth reading. I notice no-one has reviewed it here so am putting my review up for Indigo/Chapters as well ... I just re-read portions of the book for a project I'm doing and still think it's a wonderful read. An eclectic collection of short essays from every corner of the globe, this anthology follows its successful predecessor, the first Voice from the Planet. True to its raison d'etre, the anthology varies in range, showing the differences inherent throughout the world, in diversity and in writers. Authors are both seasoned, and neophytes and the stories cover everything from the devastation of surviving 9/11 to the mystery that is the Bulgarian fire dancers. Expertly edited by Harvard alumni, these essays and in particular, their authors, also serve a lofty purpose in that any proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the international medical humanitarian organization, Doctors Without Borders. Knowing that makes the reading all the richer and it is already a very rich experience, each story as diverse as a fingerprint and well worth the time taken to read this interesting volume.
Date published: 2015-12-28