The Government of Nature

The Government of Nature

ISBN: 0822962314

ISBN 13: 9780822962311

Publication Date: February 01, 2013

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

Pages: 80

Format: Paperback

Author: Afaa Michael Weaver

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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.

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