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An Elemental Thing

Author : Eliot Weinberger
ISBN : 0811216942
Genre : Literary Collections
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An anthology of interconnected nonfiction essays by the author of Works on Paper and Karmic Traces includes a poetic biographical evaluation of the prophet Muhammad and a meditative exploration of the universe titled, "The Stars." Original.

Oranges Peanuts For Sale

Author : Eliot Weinberger
ISBN : 0811218341
Genre : Literary Collections
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Presented at the PEN World Voices Festival as a “post-national” writer,Eliot Weinberger is “a sparkling essayist” (Confrontation), andhis writings “a boundary-crossing, shape-shifting cabinet ofcuriosities” (The Bloomsbury Review).

Karmic Traces 1993 1999

Author : Eliot Weinberger
ISBN : 0811214567
Genre : Literary Collections
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Collects twenty-four of Eliot Weinberger's writings describing his personal travels to the Atacama Desert, Iceland, and Hong Kong.

The Ghosts Of Birds

Author : Eliot Weinberger
ISBN : 9780811226196
Genre : Literary Collections
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A new collection from “one of the world’s great essayists” (The New York Times) The Ghosts of Birds offers thirty-five essays by Eliot Weinberger: the first section of the book continues his linked serial-essay, An Elemental Thing, which pulls the reader into “a vortex for the entire universe” (Boston Review). Here, Weinberger chronicles a nineteenth-century journey down the Colorado River, records the dreams of people named Chang, and shares other factually verifiable discoveries that seem too fabulous to possibly be true. The second section collects Weinberger’s essays on a wide range of subjects—some of which have been published in Harper’s, New York Review of Books, and London Review of Books—including his notorious review of George W. Bush’s memoir Decision Points and writings about Mongolian art and poetry, different versions of the Buddha, American Indophilia (“There is a line, however jagged, from pseudo-Hinduism to Malcolm X”), Béla Balázs, Herbert Read, and Charles Reznikoff. This collection proves once again that Weinberger is “one of the bravest and sharpest minds in the United States” (Javier Marías).

New Selected Essays

Author : Denise Levertov
ISBN : 0811212181
Genre : Literary Collections
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Denise Levertov fulfills the eternal mission of the true Poet: to be a receptacle of Divine Grace and a 'spendor of that Grace to humanity.' World Literature Today"

What Happened Here

Author : Eliot Weinberger
ISBN : 0811216381
Genre : Political Science
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Essayist Eliot Weinberger sets his sights on the Bush team with brilliant, thought-provoking, funny consequences. Written for publication in magazines abroad, translated into sixteen languages, and collected here for the first time, Eliot Weinberger's chronicles of the Bush era range from first-person journalism to political analysis to a kind of documentary prose poetry. The book begins with the inauguration of George W. Bush in January 2001--and an eerie prediction of the invasion of Iraq--and picks up on September 12, with an account of downtown Manhattan, where Weinberger lives, on the "day after." With wit and anger, and sometimes startling prescience, What Happened Here takes us through the first term of the "Bush junta": the deep history of the neoconservative "sleeper cell," the invention of the War on Terror, the real wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the often bizarre behavior of the Republican Party. For twenty-five years, Eliot Weinberger has been taking the essay form into unexplored territory. In What Happened Here, truth proves stranger than poetry.

Nineteen Ways Of Looking At Wang Wei With More Ways

Author : Eliot Weinberger
ISBN : 9780811226219
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A new expanded edition of the classic study of translation, finally back in print The difficulty (and necessity) of translation is concisely described in Nineteen Ways of Looking at Wang Wei, a close reading of different translations of a single poem from the Tang Dynasty—from a transliteration to Kenneth Rexroth’s loose interpretation. As Octavio Paz writes in the afterword, “Eliot Weinberger’s commentary on the successive translations of Wang Wei’s little poem illustrates, with succinct clarity, not only the evolution of the art of translation in the modern period but at the same time the changes in poetic sensibility.”

Works On Paper 1980 1986

Author : Eliot Weinberger
ISBN : 0811210006
Genre : Literary Collections
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Essays discuss East and West, Columbus, Christian missionaries in China, Tibetan government, Kampuchea under Pol Pot, and modern poets

Two American Scenes

Author : Lydia Davis
ISBN : 0811220419
Genre : Poetry
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Part of our revived "Poetry Pamphlet" series, Two American Scenes features two masters of the essay discussing "found material." Excerpts: It was given to me, in the nineteenth century, to spend a lifetime on this earth. Along with a few of the sorrows that are appointed unto men, I have had innumerable enjoyments; and the world has been to me, even from childhood,a great museum. — Lydia Davis Bad rapids. Bradley is knocked over the side; his foot catches under the seat and he is dragged, head under water. Camped on a sand beach, the wind blows a hurricane. Sand piles over us like a snow-drift. — Eliot Weinberge

The New Directions Anthology Of Classical Chinese Poetry

Author : Eliot Weinberger
ISBN : 0811215407
Genre : Poetry
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Provides translations of more than two hundred-fifty poems by over forty poets, from early anonymous poetry through the T'ang and Sung dynasties.

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