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A Form of Infinite Play

Tom Weil

This is a companion volume to the author's 2021 travel reminiscence, A PLAY OF INFINITE FORMS. Although Tom Weil didn't consult his Journal before writing that book, many of the entries include themes, ideas and conclusions contained in the reminiscence. In that way the two books are related, but at the same time quite distinct. While A PLAY OF INFINITE FORMS deals with the author's wide-ranging travels over the last half century, the Journal consists of home-based thoughts over the same 50-year period on a wide range of topics rather than on places.


The good-natured and often humorous book covers a vast variety of stimulating observations and ideas-some of them rather eccentric or even quirky-which will inspire readers to view the world in novel ways. Those who read the piquant and quite digestible food-for-thought served in A FORM OF INFINITE PLAY will perceive their way of being with new perspectives, many of which occurred to the author when he was doing hand-stands and saw things upside down. From the usual and the visible Weil extracts some unusual, subtle and less obvious conclusions.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Hippocrene Books
  • Publish Date: Feb 20th, 2024
  • Pages: 232
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.49in - 0.70lb
  • EAN: 9780781814461
  • Categories: Memoirs

About the Author

Weil, Tom: - Tom Weil once again reverts to type by writing yet another book to add to the earthly play of infinite forms. Hippocrene also published his LAST AT THE FAIR (1986), a book of travel essays which won a National Endowment of the Arts writing fellowship grant, and THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER (1992) for which he won the Donald T. Wright Award for best book on a maritime topic. In 1993 he won an Author Recognition Award "for Outstanding Contributions to Missouri Literature." Weil is also the author of two adventure novels (one translated and published in Italy by Mondadori), and his travel articles have appeared in newspapers coast to coast, from The New York Times to the Los Angeles Times as well as in the Chicago Tribune, the Kansas City Star, the Des Moines Register, the Memphis Commercial Appeal, the Atlanta Journal and others. For 13 years he wrote the popular "Roaming With Weil" travel column for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.