Outside Stories, 1987-1991

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New Directions Publishing, 1992 - Fiction - 177 pages
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Presents a collection of fifteen essays covering a wide range of topics, including Atlantis, the state of poetry, and cultural migration.
 

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Outside stories, 1987-1991

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Written between 1987 and 1991, these 15 essays mix myth and modernism--with Borgesian humor and irony--to throw light on both. Displaying a quirky learning and perspective outside the traditional ... Read full review

Contents

The River
3
Huidobros Altazor
13
The Desert Music
46
The Present
71
The Month of Rushdies
83
Travels in the Federated Cantons of Poetry
118
China Is Here
126
The Camera People
133
The City of Peace
160
Dreams from the Holothurians
166
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Eliot Weinberger was born on February 6, 1949. He is a writer, editor and translator. His work has been published in 30 languages. He first gained recognition from his translations of Nobel Prize winner and poet Octavio Paz. These translations include Collected Poems 1957-1987 and In Light of India. He has also translated other writers such as Vicente Huidobro's Altazor. He received the National Board Critic's Circle Award for his edition of Borge's Selected Non-Fictions. Today Eliot Weinberger is mostly known for his essays and political articles focusing on U.S. politics and foreign policy. His literary writings include An Elemental Thing, which was selected by The Village Voice as one of the "20 Best Books of the Year for 2009. He is also the co-author of a study of Chinese poetry translations, 19 Ways of Looking at Wang Wei. In 2000 he was the only American literary writer to be awarded the order of the Aztec Eagle by the government of Mexico.

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