A poetic, reflective exploration of our relationship with the places in which we live and the everyday objects that surround us
Armed only with his poetic sensibility, Petr Kral sets out to explore our relationship with the places that we inhabit, and with the apparently unremarkable everyday objects which often inform and enrich our lives.
Kral bears witness to Flaubert's observation that in order for something to become interesting, we simply have to look at it for a long time. He reveals, not only the inner life-the very essence-of mundane objects and places, but also simple yet profound truths about ourselves.
Petr Kral, born in Czechoslovakia in 1941, was a member of the Czech surrealist movement alongside Vratislav Effenberger and the poet Vitezslav Nezval. He moved to Paris in 1968, where he has a considerable reputation as a poet and essayist. He now lives in Prague.