Guy Davenportas cerebral and innovative stories intricately assemble centuriesa worth of images and ideas Guy Davenportas stories seamlessly illuminate his vast knowledge of theology, philosophy, botany, and art, in his singular style of finding harmony in the juxtaposition of different themes. Whether critiquing the politics of socialist realist art in aWe Often Think of Lenin at the Clothespin Factory, a revisiting biblical tales in aJonah, a or depicting an ancient Greek philosopher in aThe Meadow, a Davenport demonstrates his talent for blending high-minded ideas with literary wit. Davenportas writing is at its most confident when the author weaves between time periods and ideas, such as when he revisits Descartes through the eyes of an ancient Greek skeptic in aPyrrhon of Elis, a wherein a doubting philosopher declares, aI may not be, I thinka; or in aThe Bicycle Rider, a in which a doctoral student studying imagery of demons in the Gospels is visited by angelic spirits and attempts to save the life of a nihilistic prostitute. In these stories and the others collected in The Jules Verne Steam Balloon, Davenportas signature approach to culture and humanity is on bold display.The trees, at intervals from seven to ten meters, resembled pillars supporting some colossal edifice, and their ... evening paper, you might find a half dozen strawberryjam cakes with custard topping that we can have with coffee, which Ia#39;ll make, anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Jules Verne Steam Balloon|
|Publisher||:||Open Road Media - 2015-09-01|