Bruegel, Or the Workshop of Dreams: A Novel

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University of Chicago Press, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 210 pages
Claude-Henri Rocquet—poet, playwright, and critic—has marshalled the full range of his talents to create a dazzling historical novel about the artist Peter Bruegel the Elder. To the few facts we have—Bruegel died in 1569 around the age of fifty; he lived in Antwerp and in Brussels; his work was much admired—Rocquet adds his own speculations on the sights, smells, and textures of Bruegel's world, on the artist's innermost feelings and intimate conversations, on his spiritual life and its possible translation on the artist's canvas.
 

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BRUEGEL, OR THE WORKSHOP OF DREAMS

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The publishers are calling this a novel, but don't believe it. Rocquet is a professor of aesthetics and art history at L`Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, and if anything this ... Read full review

Bruegel, or, The workshop of dreams

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The spiritually wracked and violence-tormented world of the mid-16th-century Lowlands is the locus of this loosely structured and meditative historical novel. Organized around the artistic activities ... Read full review

Contents

The Trip to Holland
1
Home to Antwerp
16
Of Gardens and of Wars
42
Brussels
63
The Theater of Death
90
The Voyage of Icarus
118
For Jonghelinck
134
Fragment of a Letter to Ortelius
140
Beggars Bag and Bowl
152
The Spirit Is No Longer of This Body
204
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About the author (1991)

Nora Scott is a recipient of the French-American Foundation Translation Prize for Maurice Godelier's The Metamorphosis of Kinship.

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