The Government of Nature

The Government of Nature

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This is the second volume of a trilogy (the first was The Plum Flower Dance) in which Weaver analyzes his life, striving to become the ideal poet. In The Government of Nature, Afaa Michael Weaver explores the trauma of his childhood—including sexual abuse—using a "cartography and thematic structure drawn from Chinese spiritualism." Weaver is a practitioner of Daoism, and this collection deals directly with the abuse in the context of Daoist renderings of nature as metaphor for the human body.


This is the second volume of a trilogy (the first was The Plum Flower Dance) in which Weaver analyzes his life, striving to become the ideal poet. In The Government of Nature, Afaa Michael Weaver explores the trauma of his childhood—including sexual abuse—using a "cartography and thematic structure drawn from Chinese spiritualism." Weaver is a practitioner of Daoism, and this collection deals directly with the abuse in the context of Daoist renderings of nature as metaphor for the human body.


Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013 (Baltimore, Md. : Project Muse, 2013) (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2013)
ISBN: 9780822978626
0822978628
9780822962311
0822962314
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 online resource (68 pages))

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