Everything that Rises: A Book of Convergences

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McSweeney's Books, 2006 - Art - 232 pages
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From a cuneiform tablet to a Chicago prison, from the depths of the cosmos to the text on our T-shirts, art historian and journalist Lawrence Weschler finds strange connections wherever he looks. The farther one travels (through geography, through art, through science, through time), the more everything seems to converge -- at least, it does through Weschler's giddy, brilliant eyes. Weschler combines his keen insights into art (both contemporary and Renaissance), his years of experience as a chronicler of the fall of Communism, and his triumphs and failures as the father of a teenage girl into a series of essays that are sure to illuminate, educate, and astound.

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A book that reads like an idiosyncratic scrapbook of observations and collected harmonies from disparate sources. I come from a line of thinkers that make synthesis into a sport, so I really appreciate Weschler's athleticism in this regard. Read full review

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"You begin to see things that are identifiably yours-and yet, of course, yours in the context of a long tradition which has itself become part of you" (22). hard to imagine a more engaging collection of the wanderings of an educated brain. Read full review


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Lawrence Weschler lives in New York where he is the director of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU.

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