“We have entered an age of unequivocal partisan discourse, of linguistic robotization, of tiny symbols standing for complex emotions. In total contrast to this, Philippe Jaccottet’s writing constantly shows nuance, attentiveness, perseverance, circumspection, and a genuine quest for essential truths.”
Klaus Merz’s cunning, compressed prose invites us to listen for the sounds of the inexpressible, the other side of life.
An absorbing and disturbing novel that explores the dangerous turns that erotomania can take.
Beautifully produced by Seagull Books, The Pilgrim’s Bowl is an invaluable introduction to both painter and poet.
French writer Philippe Jaccottet’s ever-questioning poetic analyses of haunting ephemeral perceptions are carried on with such scruple and sincerity that, for his European peers, he has become the model of literary integrity.