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The Maps We Wandered Into As Kids | The Awl
"If I ruled the world, or at least a publishing company, all books would contain as much supplementary information as possible. Nonfiction, fiction—doesn't matter. Every work would have an appendix filled with diagrams, background information, digressions and anecdata. And of course, maps. Lots and lots of maps. This predilection probably sprang from the books I read as a kid—books like The Phantom Tollbooth, The Hobbit and The Princesss Bride—all of which feature engaging maps that serve as gateways to imaginary lands. Here, say these maps, you're in this other world now."

[via: http://lukescommonplacebook.tumblr.com/post/17291470354/if-i-ruled-the-world-or-at-least-a-publishing ]

[Related: http://www.austinkleon.com/tag/michael-chabon/ and http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2009/jul/16/manhood-for-amateurs-the-wilderness-of-childhood/ and http://www.avclub.com/articles/michael-chabon,14122/ ]
nonfiction  fictionalworlds  children  childrenliterature  themysteriousdisappearanceofleon  ellenraskin  thehobbit  jrrtolkein  lfrankbaum  wizardofoz  williamgoldman  thephantomtollbooth  theprincessbride  aamilne  winniethepooh  nortonjuster  victoriajohnson  fantasy  fiction  books  cartography  mapping  maps  from delicious
february 2012 by robertogreco

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