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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).

World Beat

Author : Eliot Weinberger
ISBN : 0811216519
Genre : Poetry
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A celebratory anthology of contemporary poetry from around the world includes pieces by twenty-eight contributors including Octavio Paz, Dunya Mikhail, and Bei Dao, in a volume that serves to reflect a timely dialogue between international writers. Original.

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.

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).

Abc Of Reading

Author : Ezra Pound
ISBN : 0811218937
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In celebration of what would have been Ezra Pound's 125th birthday comes a new edition of the author's classic book about the meaning of literature, now with a new introduction. Reissue.

The Sri Lankan Loxodrome

Author : Will Alexander
ISBN : 0811218295
Genre : Poetry
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A volume of surrealist works by a Whiting Fellowship recipient follows a theme about the nature of an unwavering path and describes the voyage of a Sri Lankan sailor who beheads sea snakes on the Indian Ocean and encounters various African communities. Original.

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.

Outside Stories 1987 1991

Author : Eliot Weinberger
ISBN : 0811212211
Genre : Fiction
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Presents a collection of fifteen essays covering a wide range of topics, including Atlantis, the state of poetry, and cultural migration.

A Tree Within

Author : Octavio Paz
ISBN : 0811210715
Genre : Poetry
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A Tree Within (Arbor Adentro), the first collection of new poems by the great Mexican author Octavio Paz since hi Return (Vuelta) of 1975, was originally published as the final section of The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz, 1957-1987.

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