Eliot Weinberger

The Ghosts of Birds

Nonfiction by Eliot Weinberger

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Nineteen Ways of Looking at Wang Wei

Nonfiction by Eliot Weinberger

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Poetry Pamphlets 1–4

Poetry by Eliot WeinbergerSusan HoweLydia DavisSylvia LegrisBernadette Mayer

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Two American Scenes

Poetry by Eliot WeinbergerLydia Davis

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Oranges & Peanuts For Sale

Nonfiction by Eliot Weinberger

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An Elemental Thing

Nonfiction by Eliot Weinberger

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What Happened Here

Nonfiction by Eliot Weinberger

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Karmic Traces

Nonfiction by Eliot Weinberger

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Outside Stories

Nonfiction by Eliot Weinberger

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Works On Paper

Nonfiction by Eliot Weinberger

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The Poems of Octavio Paz

Poetry by Octavio Paz

Translated by Eliot Weinberger

Edited by Eliot Weinberger

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The Rose Of Time

Poetry by Bei Dao

Translated by Eliot WeinbergerBonnie S. MacDougallDavid Hinton

Edited by Eliot Weinberger

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Songs Of Love, Moon & Wind

Poetry by Kenneth Rexroth

Edited by Eliot Weinberger

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Written On The Sky

Poetry by Kenneth Rexroth

Edited by Eliot Weinberger

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New Collected Poems of George Oppen

Poetry by George Oppen

Edited by Eliot Weinberger

With a contribution by Eliot WeinbergerMichael Davidson

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World Beat

Poetry

Edited by Eliot Weinberger

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The New Directions Anthology Of Classical Chinese Poetry

Poetry

Translated by William Carlos WilliamsEzra PoundGary SnyderKenneth RexrothDavid Hinton

Edited by Eliot Weinberger

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Selected Poems of Octavio Paz

by Octavio Paz

Translated by Eliot Weinberger

Edited by Eliot Weinberger

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A Tale Of Two Gardens

Poetry by Octavio Paz

Translated by Eliot Weinberger

Edited by Eliot Weinberger

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Sunstone

Poetry by Octavio Paz

Translated by Eliot Weinberger

Edited by Eliot Weinberger

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A Draft Of Shadows

Poetry by Octavio Paz

Translated by Eliot Weinberger

Edited by Eliot Weinberger

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Eagle Or Sun?

Poetry by Octavio Paz

Translated by Eliot Weinberger

Edited by Eliot Weinberger

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Seven Nights

Nonfiction by Jorge Luis Borges

Translated by Eliot Weinberger

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Figures & Figurations

Poetry by Octavio Paz

Translated by Eliot Weinberger

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Unlock

Poetry by Bei Dao

Translated by Eliot Weinberger

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Collected Poems 1957-1987

Poetry by Octavio Paz

Translated by Eliot Weinberger

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A Tree Within

Poetry by Octavio Paz

Translated by Eliot Weinberger

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The Green Child

Fiction by Herbert Read

Translated by Adam Phillips

With a contribution by Eliot WeinbergerKenneth Rexroth

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My Emily Dickinson

Nonfiction by Susan Howe

With a contribution by Eliot Weinberger

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Against The Forgetting

Poetry by Hans Faverey

Translated by Francis R. Jones

With a contribution by Eliot Weinberger

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Renegade erudition.

The Hindu

Combining scholarly authority with a moral allegiance to the arcane, the translator and editor Weinberger creates genre-bending essays and prose poems to help us see the world anew. This eclectic collection spans centuries and cultures and might make you wonder if there is anything its author doesn’t know.

—Daphne Kalotay, The New York Times

Over time, Weinberger has become known for his unclassifiable prose, a mode in the twilight between prose poetry, amateur philological essay, and literary criticism.

—David S. Wallace, LA Review of Books

His essays use lists, collages of information, and sometimes, as poetry does, varying line breaks. They don’t read like anyone else’s work.

—Christopher Byrd, The New Yorker

Essential reading for anyone interested in translation.

—Perry Link, Complete Review

Eliot Weinberger — in his original essays no less than in his work as a translator, editor, and critic — is a masterful curator. He is a restorer, an arranger, a presenter.

Barnes and Noble

A new book of essays proves to be as erudite, compelling, and delightfully strange as we have come to expect from Eliot Weinberger.

—Brendan Driscoll, Booklist

In The Ghost of Birds, part of which is a continuation of the serial essay begun in An Elemental Thing, Eliot Weinberger further establishes himself as one of our singular and singularly great essayists. A modernist with the horror and absurdity of the 20th century behind him, Weinberger’s collection—which moves from medieval Irish legends to contemporary politics and poetry—is tinged humor and grace, fully alive to the weirdness of the world.

—Stephen Sparks, Lit Hub

These exhaustively researched pieces are richly detailed and unfailingly interesting. This book dazzles as a repository of knowledge and interpretation”

—Kirkus Review

Our personal favorite for the Nobel Prize.

Rolling Stone (Germany)

The brilliant net of details that Weinberger casts and recasts in his various inventive approaches to form is precisely what constitutes a superlative poetic imagination. And it’s what holds the essays—and us—trembling and raging and hallucinating together.

—Forrest Gander

As is often the case with brilliant writers, an Eliot Weinberger sentence cannot be mistaken for that of anyone else.

—Will Heyward, Australian Book Review

His essays are dense collages of magical facts that make me ecstatic every time I read them.

—Sam Anderson, The New York Times

One remains in silent amazement: How does he find these stories? How does he know everything?

Die Zeit

A master of the infinite commentary on the astonishing variety of the world … I envy those who have not yet discovered him.

—Enrique Vila-Matas

Weinberger is like an ancient Chinese zither player, tuning lonely in the mountain overlooking the world.

—Bei Dao

There is a great profusion of Chinese poetry in English, and this fact is significant. It suggests that, despite all the barriers, this poetry does communicate, even urgently, to modern Western readers. Both the difficulty and the urgency are elegantly demonstrated in Nineteen Ways of Looking at Wang Wei. Weinberger collates and comments on a series of translations of Wang Wei’s famous poem ‘Deer Park,’ allowing the reader to see how even this brief poem—twenty characters, in four lines—contains endless shades of meaning and implication.

—Adam Kirsch, The New Republic

In the future our children will wonder why Weinberger, one of our literature’s prose masters, was best known outside his native U.S.

Talk

One remains in silent amazement: How does he find these stories? How does he know everything?

Die Zeit

Weinberger, an omnivorous reader, has a detective’s extraordinary memory for the apposite and unusual fact

—Nathaniel Tarn, Jacket Magazine

The brilliant net of details that Weinberger casts and recasts in his various inventive approaches to form is precisely what constitutes a superlative poetic imagination. And it’s what holds the essays—and us—trembling and raging and hallucinating together.

—Forrest Gander

One of the delights of reading his essays is that they reveal the interconnections between the two; the Wittgensteinian idea that the limits of one’s language are the limits of one’s world becomes, in his hands, a tool for revealing the blind spots common to our culture.

—Scott Saul, The Nation

From modernist poetry he has learned, as an essayist, about collage and the need for concision and exactitude. He has taken to heart poetics’ fluid conflictions between the public and the personal, its conflation of the contemporary and the archaic, and its taste for the encyclopedic. Many of the essays from the first two books, *Works on Paper*and Outside Stories, are not essays as we know them, but rather dismantlements and explorations of the essay form.

—Eli Gottlieb, The Village Voice
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