Shadow

by Blaise Cendrars and Marcia Brown

Brilliant colors mark the collages developed by the award-winning artist who translated... read more

Brilliant colors mark the collages developed by the award-winning artist who translated this poem by a distinguished French poet and writer of fiction who had a special interest in other cultures. Marcia Brown writes "Out of the fire that called forth the many images of Shadow, came the ash that was a sacred bond to the life that had gone before. The beliefs and ghosts of the past haunt the present as it stretches into the future. The eerie, shifting image of Shadow appears where there is light and fire and a storyteller to bring it to life." Brown's collage images were inspired by her travels in the continent of Africa. (All ages)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1982

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