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An elemental thing, Eliot Weinberger

Label
An elemental thing
Title
An elemental thing
Statement of responsibility
Eliot Weinberger
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Eliot Weinberger has taken the essay into unexplored territories on the borders of poetry and narrative where the only rule, according to the author, is that all the information must be verifiable. With An Elemental Thing, Weinberger has created a unique, open-ended serial essay whose individual pieces - on an array of topics - converge in one ever-expanding ideogram, a chamber of echoes, or a hall of mirrors. Like Scheherazade, 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, a lovelorn donkey and Blake's Tyger. Among the thirty-five essays included are a poetic biography of the prophet Muhammad."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
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Weinberger, Eliot
Dewey number
814.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New Directions Paperbook
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Essays
Label
An elemental thing, Eliot Weinberger
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • A collection of essays
  • "A New Directions paperbook original"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [190]-194)
Control code
000041199756
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 194 p.
Isbn
9780811216944
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Label
An elemental thing, Eliot Weinberger
Publication
Note
  • A collection of essays
  • "A New Directions paperbook original"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [190]-194)
Control code
000041199756
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 194 p.
Isbn
9780811216944
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)

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