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Product Description. Hebdomeros & other writings by Giorgio de Chirico Translated by John Ashbery, Mark Polizzotti, et al., Introduction by John Ashbery. Written in , this is the great metaphysical painter’s only novel. Though it is a rare example of surrealistic prose, De Chirico had, by the time he wrote it. Hebdomeros is an extended prose piece by the Surrealist artist Giorgio de Chirico, a painter best known for his dark and desolate paintings of.

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English Choose a language for shopping. In he returned to Italy and was reunited with his family; in he moved to Florence and was influenced by Giotto and primitive Tuscan painting, concentrating on a style rich in perspective layouts and constructions with arches. But he lived until theand ended up painting copies of his earlier paintings.

He saw, moving up slowly out of the chiaroscuro of his chiricp and little by little defining themselves in his mind, the shapes of those temples and cirico built in plaster that stand at the foot of sheltering mountains and rocks through which ran narrow passes that made one strangely aware not only of the unknown worlds nearby, but also of those distant horizons heavy with adventure that ever since his unhappy childhood Hebdomeros had always loved.

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Hebdomeros: With Monsieur Dudron’s Adventure and Other Metaphysical Writings

His father Evaristo was an engineer and his mother, Gemma Cervetto, a noblewoman of Genoese origin. The last quarter of the book is made up of shorter writings by De Chirico.


Bataille and Roussel stand out as fantastic representatives, and De Chirico stands squarely alongside them. May 07, Andrew added it Shelves: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Open Preview See a Problem? I would venture to say the firstin fact, constitute some of the very best and most imaginative prose there is. Is life possible on another planet? It should be noted that de Chirico was an admirer of Nietzsche. It was in this way that one of his first metaphysical paintings was born: Here is something to finish on: Andrea adopted the pseudonym of Alberto Savinio in his work as a writer and musician.

I cannot be the only admirer of De Chirico’s art to wonder what happened to his creativity after A slight smell of docks hung in the air; the indefinable and highly suggestive smell that emanates from dockside warehouses in ports.

Then I will glass eyed put it away for another day when it again is the right time to read in Hebdomeros. John Ashbery’s intro gives an amusing history of the publication of the book. Nemo rated it it was amazing. Open Preview See a Problem?

Irene rated it liked it Oct 10, May 03, P rated it did not like it. And then began the tour of that strange building situated in a street that looked forbidding, although it was distinguished and not gloomy.

Rita Ambrosetti rated it it was ok Nov 07, And for some mysterious reason he wrote it in his second language, French. Shit like this There’s a certain type of surrealist writing that I call the “descriptive assault,” in which images are simply hurled at the reader, and we are left to put the pieces together.


Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Dudron’s Adventure, a second, fragmentary novel translated by John Ashbery. Description The artist Giorgio de Chirico’s novel, Hebdomeros is a dream-like book of situations and landscapes reminiscent of his paintings.

Set up a giveaway. Though the district was now unquestionably elegant and so much more lively, Hebdomeros shunned it in favor of the park where the pine chitico grew. See all 7 reviews. Customers who cgirico this item also bought. About Giorgio de Chirico. hrbdomeros

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And what follows is completely beautiful. Feb 28, Mark rated it it was amazing. Familia rated it really liked it May 09, Want to Read saving…. I suspect this would be vastly better if small passages were read aloud in isolation, rather than trying to take in the whole in a couple sittings, as I did.

The eponymous Hebdomeros walks about, but a Phew, Krasznahorkai has been reincarnated back in time and re-emerges with the fanfare and drumroll of the indomitable black lava of words belched in projectile as a slow moving morass of non paragraphed sludge.