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Inhaltsangabe: In 1831 Goethe called Daphnis and Chloe 'a masterpiece ... in which Understanding, Art, and Taste appear at their highest point, and beside which the good Virgil retreats somewhat into the background ... One would do well to read it every year, to be instructed by it again and again, and to receive anew the impression of its great beauty. 'Touching yet humorous, naive and at the same time highly sophisticated, Daphnis and Chloe is the story of a shepherd boy and girl who fall desperately in love yet find themselves facing great obstacles, because in their passion they behave, as the author says, even more awkwardly 'than rams and ewes.'. This sole surviving bucolic novel of ancient Greek origin was written by Longus, a poet about whom nothing else is known, and dates to about the mid third century A.D. The lyrical beauty and sensual frankness of the story have found admirers from Shakespeare to Jacob Burckhardt, and have exerted lasting influence on European literature. It was not until 1810 that the first complete manuscript of Daphnis and Chloe was discovered, in Florence. This provided the basis for the present, superb translation, done in 1956 by Paul Turner. Marc Chagall's illustrations to the pastoral tale, which is set on the island of Lesbos, were inspired by his first-hand experience of Greece. His lithographs combine the Mediterranean lushness of the realm of Pan and Eros with memories of Russian Jewish folktales, and celebrate the lovers in a setting whose marvels of colour evoke Eden with a sumptuousness that is inimitably Chagall. Art of the highest order united with poetry of timeless appeal - the result is an irresistibly delightful book.
From the Publisher: The Russian Jew, Marc Chagall, like many other twentieth-century artists, composers, and writers, found inspiration in a bucolic love-story from ancient Greece called "Daphnis and Chloe". Touching yet humorous, naive and yet at the same time highly sophisticated, "Daphnis and Chloe" is the story of a shepard boy and girl who fall desperately in love and find themselves facing enormous obstacles to their happiness. Goethe said of the story: "One would do well to read it every year, to be instructed by it again and again, and to receive anew the impression of its great beauty." Chagall's lus lithographs - reproduced here in full color - encapuslate the lyricism and sensual frankness of this tale. In creating his prints the artist was inspired by first-hand impressions of Greece and by memories of folktales from his homeland. Chagall's vibrant splashes of color, fluid line work, and simple yet eloquent faces and figures capture both the liveliness and poignancy of a timeless pastoral text.
Buchbeschreibung Prestel, 1994. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Buchnummer des Verkäufers S_203678082
Buchbeschreibung Prestel, 1994. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Buchnummer des Verkäufers S_196189766
Buchbeschreibung Prestel, Germany, 1994. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). ISBN: 3791313738. ISBN/EAN: 9783791313733. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 28373
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Buchbeschreibung Prestel, 1994. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good +. Marc Chagall (illustrator). 150 pp, 42 colour plates after the lithographs by Chagall. Dj has edgewear. Interior unmarked. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 044681
Buchbeschreibung Prestel 1994-05, 1994. Hardcover. Buchzustand: good. 3791313738. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 579466
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Buchbeschreibung Prestel. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. 3791313738 Like New Condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers LN7.0838789
Buchbeschreibung Prestel, 1994. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P023791313738