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Title:The Moon, Come to Earth: Dispatches from Lisbon
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Philip Graham
Publisher:University Of Chicago Press
ISBN:0226305155
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:168
Category:Travel, Non fiction, Memoir, Portugal, Short stories

The Moon, Come to Earth: Dispatches from Lisbon by Philip Graham

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Moon, Come to Earth: Dispatches from Lisbon div p A dispatch from a foreign land when crafted by an attentive and skilled writer can be magical transmitting pleasure drama and seductive strangeness p p p p In i The Moon Come to Earth i Philip Graham offers an expanded edition of a popular series of dispatches originally published on i McSweeney s i an exuberant yet introspective account of a year s sojourn in Lisbon with his wife and daughter Casting his attentive gaze on scenes as broad as a citywide arts festival and as small as a single paving stone in a cobbled walk Graham renders Lisbon from a perspective that varies between wide eyed and knowing though he s unquestionably not a tourist at the same time he knows he will never be a local So his lyrical accounts reveal his struggles with and love of the Portuguese language an awkward meeting with Nobel laureate Jos Saramago being trapped in a budding soccer riot and his daughter s challenging transition to adolescence while attending a Portuguese school but he also waxes loving about Portugal s i saudade i drenched music its inventive cuisine and its vibrant literary culture And through his humorous self deprecating and wistful explorations we come to know Graham himself and his wife and daughter so that when an unexpected crisis hits his family we can t help but ache alongside them p p p p A thoughtful finely wrought celebration of the moment to moment excitement of diving deep into another culture and confronting one s secret selves i The Moon Come to Earth i is literary travel writing of a rare intimacy and immediacy p div

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