Everything That Rises

A Book of Convergences

By Lawrence Weschler
(McSweeney's, Hardcover, 9781932416343, 200pp.)

Publication Date: December 2005

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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From a cuneiform tablet to a Chicago prison, from the depths of the cosmos to the text on our T-shirts, Lawrence Weschler finds strange connections wherever he looks. The farther one travels (through geography, through art, through science, through time), the more everything seems to converge — at least, it does if you're looking through Weschler's giddy, brilliant eyes. Weschler combines his keen insights into art, his years of experience as a chronicler of the fall of Communism, and his triumphs and failures as the father of a teenage girl into a series of essays sure to illuminate, educate, and astound.

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