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In Search of the Essence of Place

In Search of the Essence of Place

By Petr Král

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A poetic, reflective exploration of our relationship with the places in which we live and the everyday objects that surround us

Armed only with his poetic sensibility, Petr Král 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. Král 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.

Translated by Christopher Moncrieff
Cover illustration by Petr Král
288 pp
Published 26 July 2012
ISBN 9781906548872
Pushkin Collection