Angels and Saints: With a Guide to the Illustrations by Mary Wellesley

Eliot Weinberger (Author) Mary Wellesley (Notes by)
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Description

From a litany of angelic voices, Weinberger's lyrical meditation then turns to the earthly counterparts, the saints, their lives retold in a series of vibrant and playful capsule biographies, followed by a glimpse of the afterlife.
Threaded throughout Angels & Saints are the glorious illuminated grid poems by the eighteenth-century Benedictine monk Hrabanus Maurus. These astonishingly complex, proto-"concrete" poems are untangled in a lucid afterword by the medieval scholar and historian Mary Wellesley.

Product Details

Price
$26.95  $24.79
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
September 01, 2020
Pages
160
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780811229869

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About the Author

Eliot Weinberger is an essayist, editor, and translator. He lives in New York City.

Reviews

Like Thomas Aquinas before him, Weinberger is a brilliant scholar in a dark age.
My favorite essayist is Eliot Weinberger. His remarkable breadth of calm concern is impressive.--Gary Snyder
Eliot Weinberger is a master essayist, a furious thinker and an exceptionally elegant writer.--Jenny Diski