James Ensor, Occasional Modernist This book, by Herwig Todts, is now available at a reduced price on the occasion of 75 years since the passing of James Ensor

The analysis of Ensor’s writings is no small task, for he gave little attention to structure and coherence, and employed a complex ‘wondermiraclelikefulistic’ language – archaisms, neologisms, staggering vitriolic rants, hyperboles, from which the essence of his personal views and beliefs is often difficult to distill. Nevertheless, his writings are a crucial source of knowledge on his opinions on Christian faith, rationality, hypocrisy, the dangers of an emerging Flemish nationalism, animal cruelty, the destruction of natural beauty and ancient monuments, and a number of other topics. 

448 pages, 13 b/w ills., 166 col. ills., ISBN 978-2-503-57030-3, € 89.63, excl. VAT [Previously € 150, excl. VAT]

More info & web orders