Hummingbirds Between the Pages


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$23.95  $22.03
Mad Creek Books
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5.5 X 0.6 X 8.5 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author

Chris Arthur is an Irish writer whose seven previous essay collections include Reading Life, On the Shoreline of Knowledge, and Words of the Grey Wind.


"The essay, in Chris Arthur's hands, proclaims its outsider status, its subversive momentum, its effortless inclusivity and freedom from trammels of the imagination, attaining an embodiment which is civilized, idiosyncratic and rare." --Times Literary Supplement
"Among the very best essayists in the English language today." --Robert Atwan, founder and series editor of The Best American Essays
"Together these essays take on a near-cosmic view of how we got here and where we are going. It's a stunning collection that reveals a depth and nimbleness of thinking that is a joy to read." --Shelf Awareness
"Arthur is a gifted observer, and these finely crafted essays will surprise and delight." --Publishers Weekly
"Arthur is proof that the art of the essay is flourishing." --Publishers Weekly
"The voice that speaks in all his work is quiet, yet lyrical, both self-effacing and slyly self-conscious. . . . [W]hat Chris Arthur has done here is show us, in the pressing of his thoughts to paper, how the individual life takes flight each time we snatch it from the air and stamp it to the page." --Northwords Now

"In Chris Arthur's masterful, elegant essay collection Hummingbirds Between the Pages, expansive and granular meditations on time, language, nature, mortality, and Northern Ireland capture wonder in the everyday. . . . Through singular phrasing and meticulous descriptions, these essays return again and again to the unlikely miracle of being alive." --ยญยญยญForeword Reviews