The Geography of the Imagination: Forty Essays (Nonpareil Books #10) (Paperback)

The Geography of the Imagination: Forty Essays (Nonpareil Books #10) By Guy Davenport, John Jeremiah Sullivan (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Guy Davenport, John Jeremiah Sullivan (Introduction by)
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"One of the most sinuous stylists and searching minds of the twentieth century."--Washington Post

Forty essays on history, art, and literature to lift your mind and spirit. Guy Davenport provides links between music and sculpture, modernist poets and classic philosophers, the past and present--and pretty much everything in between. Not only had Davenport seemingly read (and often translated from the original languages) everything ever written, he also had the ability, expressed with unalloyed enthusiasm, to draw connections between how cultural synapses make, define, and reflect our civilization.

Davenport serves as the reader's guide through history and literature, pointing out the values and avenues of thought that have shaped our ideas and our thinking. In these forty essays we find fresh thinking on Greek culture, Whitman, Spinoza, Wittgenstein, Melville, Tolkien, Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, Charles Olson, Marianne Moore, Eudora Welty, Louis Zukovsky, and many others. Each essay is a tour of the history of ideas and imagination, written with wit and startling erudition.

This Nonpareil edition includes a new introduction by John Jeremiah Sullivan.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781567927771
ISBN-10: 1567927777
Publisher: Nonpareil Books
Publication Date: January 16th, 2024
Pages: 592
Language: English
Series: Nonpareil Books