An Elemental Thing

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SKU: 9780811216944 Category: Tag: Product ID: 142435

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With An Elemental Thing, Weinberger turns from his celebrated political chronicles to the timelessness of the subjects of his literary essays. With the wisdom of a literary archaeologist-astronomer-anthropologist-zookeeper, he leads us through histories, fables, and meditations about the ten thousand things in the universe: the wind and the rhinoceros, Catholic saints and people named Chang, the Mandaeans on the Iran-Iraq border and the Kaluli in the mountains of New Guinea. Among the thirty-five essays included are a poetic biography of the prophet Muhammad, which was praised by the London Times for its “great beauty and grace,” and “The Stars,” a reverie on what’s up there that has already been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, and Maori.

ISBN: 9780811216944
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Pub Date: 05/2007
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.30w x 0.70d

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Weight 0.55 lbs
Dimensions 8.00 × 5.30 × 0.70 in