Angels & Saints

Eliot Weinberger (Author) Mary Wellesley (Notes by)

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$26.95  $24.79
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
September 01, 2020
6.7 X 9.0 X 0.7 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Eliot Weinberger's books of literary essays include Karmic Traces, An Elemental Thing, and The Ghosts of Birds. His political articles are collected in What I Heard About Iraq and What Happened Here: Bush Chronicles. The author of 19 Ways of Looking at Wang Wei, he is a translator of the poetry of Bei Dao, the editor of The New Directions Anthology of Classical Chinese Poetry, and the general editor of the series Calligrams: Writings from and on China. Among his translations of Latin American literature are The Poems of Octavio Paz, Jorge Luis Borges' Selected Non-Fictions, Vicente Huidobro's Altazor, and Xavier Villaurrutia's Nostalgia for Death. His work regularly appears in the London Review of Books and has been translated into over thirty languages.
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.


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