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Piranesi
     

Piranesi

by Pierre Seghers, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Ian Higgins
 

ISBN-10: 1856100219

ISBN-13: 9781856100212

Pub. Date: 12/03/1993

Publisher: Forest Books

This haunting poetic sequence has the kind of hallucinatory power found in the artworks that inspired it. The eighteenth century Italian engraver Giovanni Battista Piranesi created a series of 'imaginary prisons,' Carceri d'invenzione, full of twisting catwalks and looming vaults. Seghers (1906-87), a French poet little known in the English-reading world, meditated on

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This haunting poetic sequence has the kind of hallucinatory power found in the artworks that inspired it. The eighteenth century Italian engraver Giovanni Battista Piranesi created a series of 'imaginary prisons,' Carceri d'invenzione, full of twisting catwalks and looming vaults. Seghers (1906-87), a French poet little known in the English-reading world, meditated on the various imprisonments of human life. Informed as much by Segher's experience of thwarted love as by his life as a French Resistance worker, the poems are dreamlike, both compactly solid and utterly permeable. The translations...are brilliant, clear, and inventive. An unusual and satisfying book--Booklist. "His is a poetry of movement and change, of light brought into labyrinthine dark places"--Tranlsation Review.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781856100212
Publisher:
Forest Books
Publication date:
12/03/1993
Edition description:
Dual Text Edition
Pages:
57
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

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