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An Elemental Thing (Paperback)
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Wander alone like a rhinoceros.

— From JENN

— From CHRISTINE

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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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780811216944
ISBN-10: 0811216942
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: May 17th, 2007
Pages: 194
Language: English