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Still Life with a Bridle: Essays and Apocryphas

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Publisher Comments:

In Still Life with a Bridle, poet and essayist Zbigniew Herbert takes an intriguing look at the cultural, artisitic, and aesthetic legacy of 17th-century Holland. These sixteen essays reveal Hervert's discriminating artistic eye and poetic sensibility, one that revels in irony, humor, and a satirist's appreciation of the absurd. An inveterate museum-goer, he focuses on the art of the Dutch masters, using it as a stepping-off point for a thoroughly individual and entertaining examination of the foibles, genius, and character of the Dutch people as a whole. The result is an unorthodox and revealing glimpse into the past that gives us a keener understanding not only of a distant people, but of ourselves as well.

About the Author

Zbigniew Herbert (1924-1998) was a spiritual leader of the anticommunist movement in Poland. His work has been translated into almost every Euro-pean language, and he won numerous prizes, including the Jerusalem Prize and the T. S. Eliot Prize. His books include Selected Poems, Report from the Besieged City and Other Poems, Mr Cogito, Still Life with a Bridle, and King of the Ants, all published by Ecco.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780880013208
Subtitle:
Translator:
Carpenter, John
Author:
Herbert, Zbigniew
Translator:
Carpenter, Bogdana
Author:
Carpenter, Bogdana
Publisher:
Ecco
Location:
Hopewell, NJ
Subject:
General
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Art, modern
Subject:
History - European
Subject:
Arts, fine
Subject:
Art, dutch
Subject:
Art, Modern -- 17th-18th centuries -- Netherlands.
Subject:
General Poetry
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Series Volume:
no. 21
Publication Date:
1993
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Dimensions:
8.28x5.54x.55 in. .47 lbs.

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