The Parable of the Blind

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Fromm International Publishing Company, 1989 - Fiction - 152 pages
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With one voice, the six blind men from Breughel's famous sixteenth-century painting "The Parable of the Blind" narrate their adventures on the day they are to be painted

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Book Description Inspired by Breughel the Elder's painting, this provocative parable asks: who are these blind men and what were they like? What did they do, say, feel, think, suffer--as their eyes ... Read full review

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While reading this book, one has a sense of what it is like to actually be blind. It speaks to us about the ways of the world and the fate of man and captures an essential truth about the inescapable ... Read full review

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Gert Hofmann (1931-1993), "the most singular writer to come out of Germany since Heinrich Boll" ("The Times" [London]), was born in Limbach, Saxony. "Lichtenberg and the Little Flower Girl" was the last novel he wrote before his death. Michael Hofmann, son of Gert Hofmann, was born in Freiburg, West Germany, in 1957. He is a renowned poet, translator, and essayist. New Directions publishes his widely praised translation of Franz Kafka's "Amerika: The Man Who Disappeared".

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