Ron King: The Burning of the Books
Artist(s): Ron King
Author(s): Ron King, George Szirtes
Year published: 2009
Publisher: Circle Press & Full Circle Editions
Publisher Location: London
Illustrations: Illustrated throughout in colour
This is a second reproduced version of Ron Kings The Burning of the Books originally produced as a limited edition in 2008.
This powerful sequence of 14 poems is the result of a unique collaboration between writer George Szirtes and artist Ronald King.
Its genesis was King’s long fascination with Elias Canetti’s ‘Auto da Fe’, the famously grotesque yet marvelous novel set in pre-war Vienna which contributed to Canetti winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1981. To accompany his illustrations, King commissioned Szirtes to write a text inspired by and related to Canetti’s great work.
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