Eliot Weinberger's An Elemental Thing (New Directions Paperbook) PDF

By Eliot Weinberger

ISBN-10: 0811216942

ISBN-13: 9780811216944

Internationally acclaimed as essentially the most leading edge writers this present day, Eliot Weinberger has taken the essay into unexplored territories at the borders of poetry and narrative the place the one rule, based on the writer, is that every one the data needs to be verifiable.

With An Elemental factor, Weinberger turns from his celebrated political chronicles to the timelessness of the themes of his literary essays. With the knowledge of a literary archaeologist-astronomer-anthropologist-zookeeper, he leads us via histories, fables, and meditations in regards to the 10000 issues within the universe: the wind and the rhinoceros, Catholic saints and folks named Chang, the Mandaeans at the Iran-Iraq border and the Kaluli within the mountains of recent Guinea. one of the thirty-five essays incorporated are a poetic biography of the prophet Muhammad, which used to be praised by means of the London Times for its "great good looks and grace," and "The Stars," a reverie on what is up there that has already been translated into Arabic, chinese language, Hindi, and Maori.

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