Barbarian in the Garden

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1986 - History - 180 pages
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Ten lyrical and passionate essays on the culture, art, and history of Western Europe written from the perspective of the post-Stalinist thaw of the 1960s.
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This is an unusal and captivating collection of travel essays, most of which are devoted to France and Italy. Few travel books a/e written by poets, as this one is, and views of Western Europe through ... Read full review

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If I were to travel to Europe, this seems like a book I would want to read before hand.

Contents

Acknowledgements
6
AMONG THE DORIANS
18
ARLES
30
ORVIETOS DUOMO
42
SIENA
50
A STONE FROM THE CATHEDRAL
80
ALBIGENSIANS INQUISITORS
101
DEFENCE OF THE TEMPLARS
131
PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA
148
MEMORIES OF VALOIS
163
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Zbigniew Herbert: October 29, 1924 - July 28, 1998. Polish poet and playwright Zbigniew Herbert was born in 1924. His works have been translated in most European languages. His awards include the Jurzykowski Prize (1964), the Austrian Government Prize for European Literature (1965) and the Petrarch Prize (1979). He created the character of Mr. Cognito. Herbert died in Warsaw in July, 1998.

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