An Elemental Thing

An Elemental Thing

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Author/Contributor(s): Weinberger, Eliot
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Date: 05/17/2007
Binding: Paperback. 194p.
Condition: NEW
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.