Angels and Saints - With a Guide to the Illustrations by Mary Wellesley

Author(s): Eliot Weinberger; Anon (Notes by)

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From a litany of angelic voices, Weinberger's lyrical meditation then turns to the earthly counterparts, the saints, their lives retold in a series of vibrant and playful capsule biographies, followed by a glimpse of the afterlife.
Threaded throughout Angels and Saints are the glorious illuminated grid poems by the eighteenth-century Benedictine monk Hrabanus Maurus. These astonishingly complex, proto-"concrete" poems are untangled in a lucid afterword by the medieval scholar and historian Mary Wellesley.

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  • : 9780811229869
  • : W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
  • : W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
  • : September 2020
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  • : Eliot Weinberger; Anon (Notes by)
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 235
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