In these 99 meditations, poet and novelist Hans Magnus Enzensberger celebrates the tenacity of the normal and routine in everyday life, where the survival of the objects we use without thinking--a pair of scissors, perhaps--is both a small, human victory and a quiet reminder of our own ephemeral nature. He sets his quotidian reflections against a broad historical and political backdrop: the cold war and its accompanying atomic threat; the German student revolt; would-be socialism in Cuba, China, and Africa; and World War II ...

A History of Clouds: 99 Meditations 2018, Seagull Books

ISBN-13: 9780857425799

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A History of Clouds: 99 Meditations 2010, Seagull Books

ISBN-13: 9781906497453

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