Written in , this is the great metaphysical painter’s only novel. Though it is a rare example of surrealistic prose, De Chirico had, by the time he wrote it. Product Description. Hebdomeros & other writings by Giorgio de Chirico Translated by John Ashbery, Mark Polizzotti, et al., Introduction by John Ashbery. Hebdomeros is an extended prose piece by the Surrealist artist Giorgio de Chirico, a painter best known for his dark and desolate paintings of.

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What sets this one apart is the inclusion of a treasure trove of additional De Chirico “metaphysical writings. Then nearly a decade after losing his magic he published this magical book. May 03, P rated it did not like it.

May 07, Andrew added it Shelves: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Giorgio was assigned to the hospital in Ferrara where he had a sedentary job since he was considered unfit to work.

Hebdomeros by Giorgio de Chirico

Refresh and try again. Do you believe in metempsychosis, in the immortality of the soul, in the inviolability of the laws of nature, in ghosts foretelling disasters to come, in the subconscious of dogs, in the dreams of owls, in what is enigmatic about cicadas, quail’s heads and the spotted skin of the leopard? But you are likely here for something else. Some are very much worth reading and others are definitely not.


My opinion of his paintings just dropped a notch. Taomaur rated it liked it Sep 18, English Choose a language for shopping. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Set up a giveaway.

But as fellow Surrealist Paul Eluard once wrote, “There is another world, and it is this one. Its soul character is Hebdomeros, a kind of “metaphysician” who evolves through various landscapes and situations, alone or accompanied by a shadowy band of young disciples.

I look forward to continuing to read this. In his introduction, John Ashbery calls the dhirico “the finest work of Surrealist fiction,” noting that de Chirico “invented for the occasion a new style and a new kind of novel. No trivia or quizzes yet. Posted by Makif’at at 8: Lists with This Book. The artist Giorgio de Chirico’s novel, Hebdomeros is a dream-like book of situations and landscapes reminiscent of his paintings. Which is headily Massala-ed with Classical reference against a background of shifting, ephemeral narratorial texture: The Vorrh The Vorrh Trilogy.


About Giorgio de Chirico.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. But he chirlco not look like a staute, either. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. His father Evaristo was an engineer and his mother, Gemma Cervetto, a noblewoman of Genoese origin.

I was roped in after reading the first half dozen pages which include passages like this: Customers who bought this item also bought. The Book of Disquiet: I found De Chirico’s memoirs pretty amusing, so I expected Hebdomeros to be at least mildly entertaining. Please try again later.

To my surpise, I chirivo the writing more articulate. Pages with related products. Even when he turned over to take a few minutes’ rest, there was nothing in his attitude reminiscent of those figures that lie on stone sarcophagi, be they Etruscan couples of landgraves armed from head to foot.

In the summer ofwith his mother and his brother Alberto, he travelled to Paris where his real artistic career began, in contact with the French artistic-cultural avant-garde circles and later with the poet Guillaume Apollinaire.