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The Names of Things


Free Shipping Included! The Names of Things by Brand: Riverhead Hardcover at Translate This Website. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Provides the memoirs of a woman's journey into the Egyptian desert, where she joins a nomadic desert family and begins her adventurous travels to the Sudanese border, Coptic monasteries, and the coast of the Red Sea, finding both beauty and danger along the way. Susan Brind Morrow's lyric prose wades the deep waters of life, death, and the meanings of words. Her narrative evokes the smell of raw, wet earth from her Finger Lakes childhood, the red rock of the Egyptian desert she travels, dead


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Provides the memoirs of a woman's journey into the Egyptian desert, where she joins a nomadic desert family and begins her adventurous travels to the Sudanese border, Coptic monasteries, and the coast of the Red Sea, finding both beauty and danger along the way. Susan Brind Morrow's lyric prose wades the deep waters of life, death, and the meanings of words. Her narrative evokes the smell of raw, wet earth from her Finger Lakes childhood, the red rock of the Egyptian desert she travels, dead Greek words she studied "like shards of some wonderful glass," and fluid Arabic where "a name is a mirror to catch the soul of a thing, and a pun is the corner of its garment." Seeking desert solace for her siblings' deaths, Brind adventures through Egypt's Red Sea Hills and Sudan's wadis, studying the birth of language amid its natural, living origins.

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Manufacturer:Riverhead Hardcover
Brand:Brand: Riverhead Hardcover
Publisher:Riverhead Hardcover
Studio:Riverhead Hardcover
EAN:9781573220279
Item Size:0.91 x 8.24 x 8.24 inches
Package Weight:0.95 pounds
Package Size:6.1 x 1 x 1 inches

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