Everywhere Being Is Dancing: Twenty Pieces of Thinking

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Robert Bringhurst's Everywhere Being Is Dancing collects twenty essays under the subversive principle that "everything is related to everything else." His studies build upon this sense of basic connection, and involve the work of poets, painters, musicians, anthropologists, and philosophers as varied as Ezra Pound, J. S. Bach, Empedokles, Franz Boas, Joan Miro, Aristotle, Wittgenstein, Skaay of the Qquuna Qiighawaay, Josquin des Pres, Chekhov, Plato, Lao Zi, Avdo Mededovic, T. S. Eliot, Gary Snyder, and Glenn ...
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Overview

Robert Bringhurst's Everywhere Being Is Dancing collects twenty essays under the subversive principle that "everything is related to everything else." His studies build upon this sense of basic connection, and involve the work of poets, painters, musicians, anthropologists, and philosophers as varied as Ezra Pound, J. S. Bach, Empedokles, Franz Boas, Joan Miro, Aristotle, Wittgenstein, Skaay of the Qquuna Qiighawaay, Josquin des Pres, Chekhov, Plato, Lao Zi, Avdo Mededovic, T. S. Eliot, Gary Snyder, and Glenn Gould.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582434384
  • Publisher: Counterpoint Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,237,316
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

I

Everywhere Being Is Dancing, Knowing Is Known 15

Singing with the Frogs: The Theory and Practice of Literary Polyphony 33

The Meaning of Mythology 63

What Is Found in Translation 73

II

The Philosophy of Poetry and the Trashing of Doctor Empedokles 93

To Tell the Truth by Lying: Gorgias the Sicilian and a Theory You Can't Refuse 111

The Fragments of Parmenides: The Poetry of Philosophy and the Fate of the University 129

Raven's Wine Cup 166

III

Boats Is Saintlier Than Captains: Thirteen Ways of Looking at Morality, Language, and Design 187

Licking the Lips with a Forked Tongue 201

The Typographic Mind 216

IV

Into the Absolute of Nature: The Face of Joan Miro 223

The Story and the Orphan: The Narrative Art of Elizabeth Nyman 233

A Piece of Bread, a Loaf of Vision: The Art of Alice Kane 243

A Poet and a War 251

The Critic in the Rain 258

V

The Origin of Mind 269

Being Where We Are: The Art of Overhearing Charlie Mitchell's Prayer 284

It Used to Be I Sang Them: Big Charlie and the Origin of Horses 293

Jumping from the Train: How and Why to Read a Work of Haida Oral Literature 329

Index 339

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