Oranges & Peanuts for Sale

Eliot Weinberger (Author)
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Description


One section focuses on writers and literary works: strange tales from classical and modern China; the Psalms in translation: a skeptical look at E. B. White's New York. Another section is a continuation of Weinberger's celebrated political articles collected in What Happened Here: Bush Chronicles (a finalist for the National Books Critics Circle Award), including a sequel to "What I Heard About Iraq," which the Guardian called the only antiwar "classic" of the Iraq War. A new installment of his magnificent linked "serial essay," An Elemental Thing, takes us on a journey down the Yangtze River during the Sung Dynasty.

The reader will also find the unlikely convergences between Samuel Beckett and Octavio Paz, photography and anthropology, and, of course, oranges and peanuts, as well as an encomium for Obama, a manifesto on translation, a brief appearance by Shiva, and reflections on the color blue, death, exoticism, Susan Sontag, and the arts and war.

Product Details

Price
$16.95
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
June 23, 2009
Pages
254
Dimensions
6.0 X 1.1 X 8.9 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811218344
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About the Author

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

Reviews

Weinberger sent me in search of new writers and books, things I had not heard of till then but wish I had.--Robert Leiter
Constant evidence of astounding and genuine erudition that may well exceed what Ezra Pound yearned for almost 100 years earlier.--Jeff Simon