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The Hunter Gracchus: And Other Papers on Literature and Art

Guy Davenport

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ISBN 10: 1887178554 / ISBN 13: 9781887178556
Published by Counterpoint, 1997
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Title: The Hunter Gracchus: And Other Papers on ...

Publisher: Counterpoint

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1st - may be Reissue.

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The Hunter Gracchus These essays cover a range of topics, including art and architecture, religion, and literature in a collage of ideas, commentary, and criticism from snake handling to Wallace Stevens. Full description

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Open the pages of The Hunter Gracchus and step into the remarkable mind of Guy Davenport, one of this countrys most provocative writers. Moving effortlessly from snake handling to Wallace Stevens, these essays take delight in an immense range of topics, including art and architecture, religion, and literature. Open the pages of The Hunter Gracchus and step into the remarkable mind of Guy Davenport, one of this countrys most brilliant and provocative writers. Hardly the typical essay collection, The Hunter Gracchus is better described as a collage of ideas, commentary, and criticism from an eclectic stylist whose sentences ring with clarity and originality.Moving effortlessly from snake handling to Wallace Stevens, these essays take delight in an immense range of topics, including art and architecture, religion and literature--all approached from Davenports deeply personal point of view. In one essay, Davenport recalls a lunch with Thomas Merton at the Ramada Inn, where Merton, already the worlds most famous Trappist monk, drank several martinis and held forth on the architecture of Buddhist temples.

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