Barbarian in the Garden

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Carcanet, 1985 - Poetry - 180 pages
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A collection of ten essays includes examinations of French cathedrals, Greek architecture, and the paintings of Piero della Francesco

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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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Acknowledgements
6
AMONG THE DORIANS
18
ARLES
30
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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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