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Formentera Followed by The Gardens of Suzhou
Guernica Editions, Spring 1989
140 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9780920717004
ISBN10: 0920717004
English
Translated from the Dutch
$5.00 Canada, $5.00 US

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All eight of Schierbeek's books of prose-poetry from 1951 on, which he termed “compositional novels,” have a musical form and content--words as notes in a sound-defined imaginal context. De gestalte der stem (The Shape of the Voice, 1977) is the first part of a mythologizing trilogy -- “to give shape to what man has formed on earth, what he's performed and deformed in it” -- the other books of which are Het dier heeft een mens getekend (The Animal Has Drawn a Man) and Ezel mijn bewonder (Donkey My Inhabitant).

Books by Bert Schierbeek

Formentera Followed by The Gardens of Suzhou