Bruegel, or the Workshop of Dreams

A Novel

Claude-Henri Rocquet

Bruegel, or the Workshop of Dreams
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Claude-Henri Rocquet

Translated by Nora Scott
220 pages | 13 halftones, frontispiece | 6 x 9 | © 1991
Cloth $24.95 ISBN: 9780226723426 Published November 1991
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 textures of Bruegel's world, on the artist's innermost feelings and intimate conversations, on his spiritual life and its possible translation on the artist's canvas.
1. The Trip to Holland
2. Home to Antwerp
3. Of Gardens and of Wars
4. Brussels
5. The Theater of Death
6. Rue Haute
7. The Voyage of Icarus
8. Mary
9. For Jonghelinck
10. Fragment of a Letter to Ortelius
11. In Those Days . . .
12. Beggar's Bag and Bowl
13. The Land of Milk and Honey
14. 1567
15. The Parable of the Blind Men
16. The Council of Blood
17. Jonah
18. The Spirit Is No Longer of This Body
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