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 qgreat beauty and grace, q and qThe Stars, q a reverie on what's up there that has already been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, and Maori.Among the thirty-five essays included are a poetic biography of the prophet Muhammad, which was praised by the London Times for its aquot;great beauty and grace, aquot; and aquot;The Stars, aquot; a reverie on whata#39;s up there that has already been translated ...
|Title||:||An Elemental Thing|
|Publisher||:||New Directions Publishing - 2007|