RUI CHAFES | "Fragmentos de Novalis", 3rd Edition, Assírio & Alvim

Fragmentos de Novalis

Selected, translated and with drawings by Rui Chafes

New and revised edition by Assírio & Alvim

“I’m neither a writer nor a translator. Nor do I have such aspirations. This is a translation by a sculptor, not a writer. This book is a complete project, as it comprises the translation of fragments of Novalis, selected by me, accompanied by a block of drawings that are in no way a form of illustration of the texts: they exist simultaneously with the translation. Both things interpenetrate here, giving this object, this book, the status of a sculpture.” (Rui Chafes)