In Search of the Essence of Place (Pushkin Collection) (Paperback)
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Armed only with his poetic sensibility, Petr Kr l sets out to explore our relationship with the places that we inhabit, and with the apparently unremarkable everyday objects which often inform and enrich our lives.
Kr l bears witness to Flaubert's observation that "in order for something to become interesting, we simply have to look at it for a long time." He reveals, not only the inner life--the very essence--of mundane objects and places, but also simple yet profound truths about ourselves. Pushkin Collection editions feature a spare, elegant series style and superior, durable components. The Collection is typeset in Monotype Baskerville, litho-printed on Munken Premium White Paper and notch-bound by the independently owned printer TJ International in Padstow. The covers, with French flaps, are printed on Colorplan Pristine White Paper. Both paper and cover board are acid-free and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified.
About the Author
Petr Král, born in Czechoslovakia in 1941, was a member of the Czech surrealist movement alongside Vratislav Effenberger and the poet Vitezslav Nezval. He moved to Paris in 1968, where he has a considerable reputation as a poet and essayist. He now lives in Prague.