Angels & Saints

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
Dimensions
6.7 X 9.0 X 0.7 inches | 0.01 pounds
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.
Dr. Mary Wellesley is a Research Affiliate at the British Library whose research focuses on medieval manuscripts. She writes and reviews widely, her work regularly appearing in the London Review of Books, Daily Telegraph, Times Literary Supplement, among other publications. Her book, Hidden Hands: Manuscripts That Made Us is forthcoming.

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