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The Moon, Come to Earth: Dispatches from Lisbon,
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Philip Graham takes us on a travel ethnography of current culture in and around Lisbon, Portugal. The work is both anthropology and literary reflection and family memoir. Through these three streams of reflection we come to know contemporary Portugal through the fascinating remembering of one of America's most gifted postmodern fiction writers and teachers of creative writing.
"The Moon, Come to Earth" is more than an entertaining and revealing account of today's Portugal; it is also a tender, heart-filled meditation on the joys and hardships of family fieldwork abroad. This new and valuable work builds on Graham's earlier joint account with his wife anthropologist Alma Gottlieb of fieldwork among the Beng people of the Ivory Coast in the 1980s (Parallel Worlds: An Anthropologist and A Writer Encounter Africa).
Sample of Philip Graham's fiction works:
How to Read an Unwritten Language
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