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Bruegel, or the Workshop of Dreams: A Novel

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Claude-Henri Rocquet—poet, playwright, and critic—has marshalled the full range of his talents to create a dazzling historical novel about the artist Peter Bruegel the Elder. To the few facts we have—Bruegel died in 1569 around the age of fifty; he lived in Antwerp and in Brussels; his work was much admired—Rocquet adds his own speculations on the sights, smells, and textu ...more
Hardcover, 220 pages
Published November 1st 1991 by University Of Chicago Press (first published 1987)
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Wes Christensen
Feb 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
As a painter I found this book absorbing on many levels. Already an admirer of Bruegel I found the author's fictional version of the artist's world and what he supposed the painter felt and encountered in that often horrific historical period to be fascinating after a somewhat stumbling beginning, but the stumble was like the artist's painting "The Blind Leading the Blind," and the book was filled with many other wise and unusual observations and insights into an artist whose world is so distant ...more
Carol
This novel was a little bit hard to get into at first, but proved to be well worth the effort. It's about Pieter Breugel, the 16th century Flemish painter. The book isn't a typical historical or biographical novel, however. It's more of an imaginative meditation on Breugel's life and work. It's beautifully written, with real insight and perception. Rocquet is particularly wonderful at using a description of a painting as a starting point for fascinating observations about both the picture's subj ...more
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