Barbarian In The Garden
نویسنده: Zbigniew Herbert
ناشر: Mariner Books
زبان کتاب: انگلیسی
تعداد صفحه: 180
اندازه کتاب: رقعی - سال انتشار: 1986 - دوره چاپ: 1
مروری بر کتاب
en 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.
In Barbarian in the Garden, Zbigniew Herbert creates his own idiosyncratic Grand Tour. In Lascaux, Arles, and Albi, in Siena, Orvieto, Arezzo and San Sepolcro, the Polish poet, an Eastern European, seeks to apprehend the origins of Western culture.
Herbert’s journey, he observes, was twofold. The first “was real—a journey through towns, museums and ruins. The second—through books about the places I visited.” In these ten essays, he gives readers both the experience of being there, in the present, and a historical perspective on what we encounter.
Herbert, the consummate traveler, is alive to everything around him—the people, the landscape, and the food, the architecture and the art. He is not one of those tourists he comes across in Siena, so busy photographing, “so absorbed with producing copies that they have absolutely no time to see.” He is determined not just to see, but to see things new, to find his own viewpoint and reach his own judgments.