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Paper: The Dreams of a Scribe

Bahiyyih Nakhjavani
Format
Book
Published
London : Bloomsbury, 2004.
Language
English
ISBN
0747569215
Summary
In a town on the frontiers of Central Asia, an ambitious scribe dreams of writing his masterpiece. But before he can begin, he must find the perfect paper. It is the high noon of the 19th century, and the Shahs, the Sultans and the Tsar are trying to out-check each other with their alliances. This is a world where every act is fuelled on paper. For without it, nothing--diplomacy, commerce, art, even love? is possible. But there is a crisis looming. The ancient practice of paper making is in decline, and the European paper is scarce and expensive. In the isolated mountain town, which has become the scene of a power struggle, paper is more necessary than ever. How will the Scribe outwit fate to find his own supply? And where will he find the paper of his dreams?
Description
256 p. ; 21 cm.
Notes
"Paper chronology" (p. 231-243)
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