Philip Graham's The Moon, Come to Earth: Dispatches from Lisbon PDF

By Philip Graham

A dispatch from a overseas land, whilst crafted via an attentive and expert author, could be magical, transmitting excitement, drama, and seductive strangeness.

In The Moon, Come to Earth, Philip Graham deals an elevated version of a well-liked sequence of dispatches initially released on McSweeney’s, an exuberant but introspective account of a year’s sojourn in Lisbon together with his spouse and daughter. Casting his attentive gaze on scenes as vast as a citywide arts competition and as small as a unmarried paving stone in a cobbled stroll, Graham renders Lisbon from a viewpoint that varies among wide-eyed and understanding; notwithstanding he’s surely no longer a vacationer, while he is aware he'll by no means be an area. So his lyrical bills show his struggles with (and love of) the Portuguese language, a clumsy assembly with Nobel laureate José Saramago, being trapped in a budding football rebellion, and his daughter’s demanding transition to formative years whereas attending a Portuguese school—but he additionally waxes loving approximately Portugal’s saudade-drenched song, its creative delicacies, and its bright literary tradition. and during his funny, self-deprecating, and wistful explorations, we come to grasp Graham himself, and his spouse and daughter, in order that while an unforeseen challenge hits his kinfolk, we can’t aid yet discomfort along them.

A considerate, finely wrought get together of the moment-to-moment pleasure of diving deep into one other tradition and confronting one’s mystery selves, The Moon, Come to Earth is literary commute writing of a unprecedented intimacy and immediacy.

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