Monument of the Book

In Lesko, a small town in the south-east of Poland you can see a monument of the book, established in 2008.

It was invented by the artist Andrzej Pityński, living since 1974 in the USA,

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The open book held by a hand shows two quotes. One by the Polish poet C.K. Norwid, reading:

Not the sword or shield are defending the language but masterpieces. 

 

The second quote is from the German writer T. Mann, reading

Today’s books are the deeds of tomorrow.

 

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(C) Photos made in 2011

Informacje o Andrzej Dąbrówka

Tenured professor, Institute of Literary Research (Polish Academy of Sciences), Warsaw.
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5 odpowiedzi na „Monument of the Book

  1. Mabel Kwong pisze:

    Such a creative interpretion of this week’s theme, well done! If I were to pass by this statue, I think I would be reminded to pick up and read a book.

  2. swamiyesudas pisze:

    Regarding the second quotation: Yes, the Reason why we all write! Let me also pay tribute to all the books and authors who made a difference in my life.

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