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- DescriptionDavid Zieroth's Albrecht Durer And Me, an autobiographical travelogue spanning the author's journeys through central Europe, explores the transformative effect of dislocation. Inspired by and responding to art and music, history and war, architecture and place, this collection unearths kwledge that can only be realised by leaving home. Throughout the book, the observant eye of a visitor witnesses the layering of history and the contemporary, and contemplates the juxtaposition of the practical aspects of travelling ( ise ) with emotional and spiritual evolution ( Nude self-portrait ). Responding to greats such as W H Auden, James Joyce and Albrecht Durer, the speaker expresses how viewing foreign artwork or hearing unfamiliar music can spark a new awareness, t only of international culture, but of the expression of life and the human condition. The poems temper the high with the low, reflecting the many dualities of wanderlust. Stately homes are contrasted with war-scarred architecture, and sleepless nights, crowded trains and missed connections offset literature and symphony. Berlin Album reflects on the stains the past has left on modern-day Germany: church bells at 6:00 p.m. / from spires on Borsigstrasse / pass an iron sound through rippled windows / so my body vibrates, and remembers / bullet holes in stone walls along the Spree. on first hearing Mahler's Fifth echoes that musical composition to mirror and evoke life's song and weeds grew while I was away describes the shock of returning home with the expectation of stasis only to find that things have changed. Attentive, humble and expertly crafted, Albrecht Durer And Me is a travel diary rife with evocative image, sensory detail and eloquent reflection, narrated with an honest, mature voice.
- Author BiographyThe author of numerous books in various genres, David Zieroths poetry collection, The Fly in Autumn (Harbour), won the Governor Generals Literary Award in 2009 and was nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and the Acorn-Plantos Award for Peoples Poetry in 2010. He won the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize for How I Joined Humanity at Last (Harbour, 1998). A short prose manuscript entitled The November Optimist was published in 2013 by Gaspereau Press. His most recent book of poetry is Albrecht Durer and me (Harbour). His work has been included in the Best Canadian Poetry series and been shortlisted for National Magazine and Relit Awards. In 2008 he founded The Alfred Gustav Press, a micro press for publishing poetry. He lives in North Vancouver, BC.
- Author(s)David Zieroth
- PublisherHarbour Publishing
- Date of Publication01/10/2014
- SubjectPoetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintHarbour Publishing
- Weight144 g
- Width155 mm
- Height230 mm
- Spine10 mm
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