An exhibit that traces the making of Das schöne Auge des Betrachters, poems on friendship and travel by Christophe Fricker (German Dept.), with illustrations by Timothy J. Senior. The poems and images explore what it means to be home and the difficulty of holding on to precious moments shared with the people you love. The exhibit showcases sketches, materials and objects related to the creation of the book; it is on display until 1 March during library hours at the Bostock Library in the cases outside the International and Area Studies offices.
The author: Christophe Fricker's poetry reflects his interests in
language, friendship and travel. He has spent extended periods of time in
Freiburg, Berlin, Singapore, Halifax, Oxford and other places within the
past decade; in 2006 he arrived at Duke University to take up a position as
Post-doctoral Lecturing Fellow with the Department of Germanic Languages
and Literature. "Das schöne Auge des Betrachters" (The Beautiful Eye of
the Beholder) is his first book of poetry. A collection of travelogues is
due to appear in 2009. Fricker is also an avid translator of contemporary
American poetry into German.
The illustrator: Timothy J. Senior has recently completed his doctorate
in Neuroscience at Oxford University. As a Visiting Scholar at the
Department of Information Science and Information Studies (ISIS) at Duke
University, he continues the exploration of his interests in learning and
memory in the form of drawing and art installation. Examples of his work
will soon be appearing in the journals Belletristik and Rampike.
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