Hummingbirds Between the Pages

Hummingbirds Between the Pages

by Chris Arthur

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814254844
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
Publication date: 07/24/2018
Series: 21st Century Essays Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 677,790
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


Chris Arthur is an Irish writer whose seven previous essay collections include Reading LifeOn the Shoreline of Knowledge, and Words of the Grey Wind.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Darwin's Fox 1

How Many Words Do You Need to Describe a Woodpigeon? 13

The Walking Buddha Beckons 24

Sleepers 34

How's the Enemy? 46

Glass 59

(Un)sentimental Timekeeping 65

Before I Knocked 75

Butterfly Smoke Signals 94

Watchwords 110

Death and the Maiden 130

Crux 144

Shells 163

The Archaeology of Days 176

Putting Two and Two Together 192

Skimming 211

Hitting the Right Note 224

Afterword: Thirty-Six Ways of Looking at an Essay 237

Acknowledgments 243

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