Calling culture lovers: sample music, films and books from 120 countries without leaving your armchair. Perfect preparation for travellers or simply a satisfying journey into the unknown, this book lists the five most interesting books and movies from each country, plus its top ten tunes. Be introduced to American jazz, French new wave cinema, Irish poetry and more. Discover a little of each countries’ life and soul through each recommendation by Lonely Planet’s experts.
In-depth double page spread features examine iconic genres, artists and movements from a variety of countries:
England: The Beatles
France: New Wave Cinema
Germany: Love Parade
Republic of Ireland: James Joyce
Cuba: Cuban Son
Mexico: New Mexican Cinema
New Zealand: Maori Renaissance
South Korea: K-Pop
With coverage of countries that range from Argentina to Zimbabwe, this hardcover book is suited to travellers and culture enthusiasts, or as a great gift to a loved one to inspire them to dream of their next journey.
About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, videos, 14 languages, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day.
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